Western Michigan at Saint Louis College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/28/2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
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The Western Michigan Broncos travel to Chaifetz Arena to play the Saint Louis Billikens on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Saint Louis as 2 point favorites.
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Western Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-3. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 77.8 points per contest while giving up 75.4 per game. Saint Louis has an overall record of 3-2. They are averaging 69.2 points per game and surrendering 65.8, good for a point differential of 3.4.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 1-3 against the spread this season
The Western Michigan Broncos are 2-2 against the over/under this year
Important Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 1-2 against the spread this season
The Saint Louis Billikens are 2-1 against the over/under this year
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
11/16/17 G Adonys Henriquez Undisclosed is out indefinitely
11/16/17 G Jermaine Bishop Undisclosed is out indefinitely
11/16/17 G Ty Graves Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Thomas Wilder averages 20.4 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 74%. Bryce Moore averages 11 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Javon Bess averages 14.2 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Jalen Johnson averages 10.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Michigan averages 77.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 156th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 214th. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 155th in the country. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 193rd and 194th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 271st with 12.2 per game. The Broncos allow 75.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 232nd in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 213th and 164th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.6 rebounds a game which ranks 245th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 157th place in college basketball. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 228th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis is 283rd in the country with 69.2 points per game this year. They are 239th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.4. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 315th in college basketball. They are 134th in the nation in rebounding with 38.8 boards per game, and 221st in assists per contest with 13.2. The Billikens are 203rd in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Billikens surrender 65.8 points per contest, which ranks them 82nd in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 138th and 298th in those defensive statistics. They rank 177th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest and 57th with 31.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Billikens are 129th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Broncos are 233rd in the country in defensive rating with 103.3, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 166th. They are 138th in college basketball in pace with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 212th. As a unit they are 221st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 173rd in D-1. Western Michigan is 283rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 231st in the country.
Saint Louis is 159th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 182nd in the nation. The Billikens are 199th in the country in offensive rating with 103.3, and their defensive rating of 98.2 is ranked 173rd. In terms of pace they are 330th in Division 1 with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 266th. As a team they are 249th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 217th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Western Michigan/Saint Louis college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Saint Louis -2
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