Saturday, February 13, 2016
Stuart C. Siegel Center
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The Saint Louis Billikens travel to Stuart C. Siegel Center to play the VCU Rams on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has VCU as 19 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Billikens come into this game with an overall record of 8-15 and a road record of 2-5. They are 5-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-12. The Rams have an overall record of 17-6 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 8-9 and they are 13-5 against the spread.
Achraf Yacoubou comes into this contest averaging 12 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Billikens. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 53%. Mike Crawford averages 10.3 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Saint Louis. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Melvin Johnson averages 18.7 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Rams. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. JeQuan Lewis averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Saint Louis averages 65.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 307th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 271st. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 320th in the country. They average 32.6 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 302nd and 142nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 235th with 13.4 per game. The Billikens allow 71.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 157th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 177th and 92nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 224th and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 229th place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 146th in the Division 1.
VCU averages 78.1 points per game this year which ranks them 53rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 111th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 33rd in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest which ranks them 102nd and 92nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rams rank 79th with 11.7 per game. The Rams allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 61st in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 183rd and 190th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 120th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 101st place in the nation. The Rams force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in college basketball.
The Billikens average 60.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 60.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -13 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -9.3 per contest. The Billikens have an offensive rating of 94.3 and they assist on 62.1% 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 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Saint Louis turns the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47% while their offensive rebound percentage is 21.4%. The Billikens give up 73.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Rams score 79.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.9 points per game. The Rams have a rating on offense of 110.4 and 52.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. VCU turns it over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 13.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.9%. The Rams give up 62.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 5-14 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 7-12 against the over/under
VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 13-5 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 8-9 against the over/under
Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
01/20/16 C Austin Gillmann Foot out indefinitely
VCU Rams Injuries
11/13/15 G Samir Doughty Eligibility out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Saint Louis
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