Pittsburgh at Saint Louis College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/21/2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Barclays Center to play the Saint Louis Billikens on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Saint Louis as 3 point favorites.
Pittsburgh heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-0. They currently have a point differential of 19.0 as they are averaging 83.0 points per contest while giving up 64.0 per game. Saint Louis has an overall mark of 4-0. They are averaging 68.0 points per contest and giving up 61.3, which is a point differential of 6.8.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 4-1-0 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Important Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 1-3-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 0-4-0 against the over/under
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
11/09/18 F Elliott Welmer Foot is out indefinitely
Xavier Johnson averages 16.0 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Jared Wilson-Frame comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Javon Bess averages 13.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Tramaine Isabell averages 14.5 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers allow 64.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 69th in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 79th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 145th, and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 182nd place in the NCAA. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 226th in the nation. Pittsburgh averages 83.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 72nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 19.0 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 46th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 126th in D-1. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 116th and 100th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 270th with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Billikens surrender 61.3 points per contest, which ranks them 36th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 58th and 67th in those defensive statistics. They rank 84th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest, and 134th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Billikens are 133rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. Saint Louis is 297th in the country with 68.0 points per game this year. They are 184th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.8. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 310th in the nation. They are 142nd in the country in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game and 128th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Billikens are 145th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Panthers are 56th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.6. In terms of pace they are 160th in the country with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 64th. As a team they are 43rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 281st in Division 1. Pittsburgh is 252nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
Saint Louis is 87th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions. The Billikens have an offensive rating of 96.5, which is ranked 292nd. They are 235th in D-1 in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 221st. As a unit they are 231st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 208th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Pittsburgh/Saint Louis college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Saint Louis -3
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