Saturday, January 2, 2016
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The Saint Louis Billikens travel to Ryan Center to play the Rhode Island Rams on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Rhode Island as 12.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 146.
The Billikens come into this game with an overall record of 5-7 and a road record of 1-1. They are 1-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-6. The Rams have an overall record of 8-5 and a home record of 6-2. They have an over/under record of 7-4 and they are 3-8 against the spread.
Achraf Yacoubou comes into this contest averaging 11 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Billikens. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 52%. Miles Reynolds averages 10.3 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 1.9 rebounds per game for Saint Louis. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Four McGlynn averages 12.5 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Rams. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Hassan Martin averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Saint Louis averages 64.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 302nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 161st. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 293rd in the country. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 273rd and 146th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 317th with 15 per game. The Billikens allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 83rd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 114th and 88th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 99th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 154th place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 172nd in the Division 1.
Rhode Island averages 70.5 points per game this year which ranks them 202nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 169th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 149th in the nation. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per contest which ranks them 172nd and 264th respectively. In the turnover department the Rams rank 72nd with 11.8 per game. The Rams allow 64.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 35th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 166th and 167th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 51st and they give up 9.2 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the nation. The Rams force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 99th in college basketball.
Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 1-7 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 2-6 against the over/under
Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 3-8 against the spread
The Rhode Island Rams are 7-4 against the over/under
Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
No key injuries to report
Rhode Island Rams Injuries
12/23/15 F Hassan Martin Ankle out indefinitely
11/16/15 G E.C. Matthews Knee out for season
01/01/16 F Kuran Iverson Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Saint Louis
Josh's Pick: Take Saint Louis
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