Rhode Island at Saint Louis College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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The Rhode Island Rams travel to Chaifetz Arena to play the Saint Louis Billikens on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Rhode Island as 7.5 point favorites.
Rhode Island comes into this game with an overall record of 11-3. They currently have a point differential of 9.7 as they are averaging 76.7 points per game while giving up 67.0 per contest. Saint Louis has an overall record of 8-8. They are averaging 64.7 points per game and surrendering 65.4, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 6-5 against the spread this season
The Rhode Island Rams are 6-6 against the over/under this year
Important Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 7-6 against the spread this season
The Saint Louis Billikens are 6-7 against the over/under this year
Key Rhode Island Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Stanford Robinson averages 9.9 points per game in 28 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%. Jared Terrell averages 17.7 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Jordan Goodwin averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Javon Bess averages 12.9 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.4 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 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams allow 67.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 272nd and 60th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 129th, and they give up 10.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the country. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 329th in college basketball. Rhode Island averages 76.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 129th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 107th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 111th in D-1. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 265th and 151st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 339th with 10.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Billikens surrender 65.4 points per contest, which ranks them 40th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 139th and 229th in those defensive statistics. They rank 112th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest, and 100th with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Billikens are 171st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season. Saint Louis is 334th in Division 1 with 64.7 points per game this year. They are 325th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -0.7. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 330th in the nation. They are 237th in college basketball in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game and 311th in assists per contest with 11.7. The Billikens are 223rd in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Rams are 103rd in the nation in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 95 is ranked 60th. In terms of pace they are 199th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 168th. As a team they are 195th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 329th in Division 1. Rhode Island is 336th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 177th in the nation.
Saint Louis is 165th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 140th in the nation. The Billikens are 301st in the country in offensive rating with 97.6, and their defensive rating of 98.7 is ranked 132nd. In terms of pace they are 335th in Division 1 with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 335th. As a team they are 325th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 273rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rhode Island/Saint Louis college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Saint Louis +7.5
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