Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Tom Gola Arena
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The Saint Louis Billikens travel to Tom Gola Arena to play the La Salle Explorers on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has LaSalle as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Billikens come into this game with an overall record of 10-18 and a road record of 3-7. They are 9-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-14. The Explorers have an overall record of 7-20 and a home record of 6-9. They have an over/under record of 11-12 and they are 8-15 against the spread.
Ash Yacoubou comes into this contest averaging 11.6 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Billikens. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 51%. Mike Crawford averages 10.3 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Saint Louis. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Jordan Price averages 18.9 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per contest this year for the Explorers. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Cleon Roberts averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Saint Louis averages 65.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 319th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -6.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 272nd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 314th in the country. They average 32.6 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 301st and 161st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 290th with 13.9 per game. The Billikens allow 71.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 163rd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 142nd and 42nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 259th and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 231st place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 126th in the Division 1.
La Salle averages 62.6 points per game this year which ranks them 338th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -12 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them sitting in the 325th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 229th in the nation. They average 29.3 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest which ranks them 348th and 221st respectively. In the turnover department the Explorers rank 146th with 12.5 per game. The Explorers allow 74.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 238th in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 330th and 329th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 284th and they give up 15.5 assists per contest which puts them in 321st place in the nation. The Explorers force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 163rd in college basketball.
The Billikens average 61.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 62.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -13.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3 per contest. The Billikens have an offensive rating of 93 and they assist on 60.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Saint Louis turns the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 20.6%. The Billikens give up 75.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 65.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Explorers score 64.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 59.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -11.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -6.7 points per game. The Explorers have a rating on offense of 94.9 and 56.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. La Salle turns it over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 44.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 24.9%. The Explorers give up 71.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 9-15 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 10-14 against the over/under
La Salle Explorers Betting Trends
The La Salle Explorers are 8-15 against the spread
The La Salle Explorers are 11-12 against the over/under
Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
01/20/16 C Austin Gillmann Foot out indefinitely
La Salle Explorers Injuries
03/01/16 G Karl Harris Concussion "?" Wednesday vs. Saint Louis
Josh's Pick: Take Saint Louis
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