Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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The La Salle Explorers travel to Chaifetz Arena to play the Saint Louis Billikens on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has La Salle as 6 point favorites.
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The Explorers come into this game with an overall record of 14-13 and a road record of 4-7. They are 9-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-8. The Billikens have an overall record of 10-19 and a home record of 9-8. They have an over/under record of 10-16 and they are 15-11 against the spread.
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B.J. Johnson comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Explorers. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Jordan Price averages 15.8 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for La Salle. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Davell Roby averages 11.7 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Billikens. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Mike Crawford averages 9.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
La Salle averages 76.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 81st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 76th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 88th in the country. They average 32.2 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game which ranks them 311th and 97th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 147th with 12.9 per game. The Explorers allow 77.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 280th in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 313th and 338th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 77th and they give up 14.9 assists per contest which puts them in 284th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 237th in Division 1.
Saint Louis averages 61.2 points per game this year which ranks them 345th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -9 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them sitting in the 333rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 207th in the nation. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per contest which ranks them 294th and 227th respectively. In the turnover department the Billikens rank 205th with 13.4 per game. The Billikens allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 110th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 195th and 257th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 216th and they give up 15.3 assists per contest which puts them in 307th place in the nation. The Billikens force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 308th in college basketball.
The Explorers average 75.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3 per contest. The Explorers have an offensive rating of 108.7 and they assist on 56.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. La Salle turns the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 25.3%. The Explorers give up 82.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Billikens score 66.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 50.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -5.2 points per game. The Billikens have a rating on offense of 92.4 and 60.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Saint Louis turns it over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 23.8%. The Billikens give up 71.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 59.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
La Salle Explorers Betting Trends
The La Salle Explorers are 9-14 against the spread
The La Salle Explorers are 15-8 against the over/under
Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 15-11 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 10-16 against the over/under
La Salle Explorers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
01/10/17 G Jermaine Bishop Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Saint Louis +6
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