Duquesne at Saint Louis College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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The Duquesne Dukes travel to Chaifetz Arena to play the Saint Louis Billikens on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Saint Louis as 3.5 point favorites.
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Duquesne comes into this game with an overall record of 13-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 73.4 points per game while giving up 64.2 per contest. Saint Louis has an overall record of 8-10. They are averaging 65.6 points per game and surrendering 66.9, good for a point differential of -1.3.
Valuable Duquesne Dukes Betting Trends
The Duquesne Dukes are 6-4 against the spread this season
The Duquesne Dukes are 2-8 against the over/under this year
Important Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 8-7 against the spread this season
The Saint Louis Billikens are 8-7 against the over/under this year
Key Duquesne Dukes Injuries
11/08/17 F Marko Krivacevic Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
12/12/17 F Elliott Welmer Foot is out indefinitely
11/27/17 G Ty Graves Eligibility is out indefinitely
11/16/17 G Adonys Henriquez Undisclosed is out indefinitely
11/16/17 G Jermaine Bishop Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Mike Lewis II averages 16.2 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 82%. Eric Williams Jr. averages 14.1 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Javon Bess averages 12.9 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Davell Roby averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Duquesne averages 73.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 202nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 285th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 171st in the country. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game, which ranks them 76th and 288th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 314th with 11.5 per game. The Dukes allow 64.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 106th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 157th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 98th place in college basketball. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 101st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis is 327th in the country with 65.6 points per game this year. They are 311th in D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -1.3. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 329th in college basketball. They are 232nd in the nation in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game, and 292nd in assists per contest with 12.1. The Billikens are 222nd in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Billikens surrender 66.9 points per contest, which ranks them 64th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 174th and 257th in those defensive statistics. They rank 137th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest and 84th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Billikens are 129th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game this season.
The Dukes are 93rd in the nation in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 95.1 is ranked 53rd. In terms of pace they are 335th in the country with 66.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 255th. As a team they are 243rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 105th in Division 1. Duquesne is 311th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 41st in the nation.
Saint Louis is 159th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 179th in the nation. The Billikens are 291st in the country in offensive rating with 98.7, and their defensive rating of 100.7 is ranked 162nd. In terms of pace they are 330th in Division 1 with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 328th. As a team they are 319th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 271st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Duquesne/Saint Louis college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Saint Louis -3.5
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