Saturday, January 23, 2016
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The Saint Louis Billikens travel to Mullins Center to play the UMass Minutemen on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Massachusetts as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Billikens come into this game with an overall record of 7-11 and a road record of 1-3. They are 3-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-8. The Minutemen have an overall record of 8-9 and a home record of 5-4. They have an over/under record of 6-5 and they are 3-7 against the spread.
Achraf Yacoubou comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Billikens. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 53%. Mike Crawford averages 11.2 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Saint Louis. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Trey Davis averages 19.1 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Minutemen. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Donte Clark averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Saint Louis averages 66.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 289th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 214th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 256th in the country. They average 32.5 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game which ranks them 304th and 152nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 238th with 13.6 per game. The Billikens allow 71.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 161st in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 185th and 128th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 158th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 210th place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 158th in the Division 1.
UMass averages 77.2 points per game this year which ranks them 75th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 133rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 192nd in the nation. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per contest which ranks them 174th and 125th respectively. In the turnover department the Minutemen rank 143rd with 12.5 per game. The Minutemen allow 78.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 293rd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 193rd and 76th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.4 rebounds a game which ranks 276th and they give up 15.2 assists per contest which puts them in 295th place in the nation. The Minutemen force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 156th in college basketball.
Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 3-11 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 6-8 against the over/under
UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 3-7 against the spread
The UMass Minutemen are 6-5 against the over/under
Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
01/22/16 F Milik Yarbrough Concussion is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Massachusetts
01/20/16 C Austin Gillmann Foot out indefinitely
01/19/16 F Brett Jolly Suspension out indefinitely
UMass Minutemen Injuries
01/21/16 F Malik Hines Foot out for season
01/02/16 F Zach Coleman Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Saint Louis
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