NCAAB FREE PICK: St. Josephs -6

NCAAB FREE PICK: St. Josephs -6

Northern Iowa vs. Saint Joseph's, 03/14/2012 19:15 EDT, Score: 67 - 65

Point Spread: -6/-105 Saint Joseph's

Sportsbook: 5Dimes

Result: Loss

NCAAB FREE PICK: St. Josephs -6

You have to really pay attention to home-court advantage in the NIT, and I think St. Josephs should have no trouble covering what looks like a large spread at home. The Hawks finished up the year 12-3 at home, while UNI was only 6-10 on the road. Adding even more value to this play is the distance that the Panthers have to travel for this game. There is very little travel in the Missouri Valley, which is why I think the Panthers will struggle to play well out on the East Coast.

UNI has really struggled against teams who play well at home, and they come into this game 0-6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.

St Josephs is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record, 11-3 ATS in their last 14 home games overall, and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games as a home favorite of 0.5-6.5. BET THE HAWKS!


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