Saint Louis at Richmond College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
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The Saint Louis Billikens travel to Robins Center to play the Richmond Spiders on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Richmond as 1.5 point favorites.
Saint Louis heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-12. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 66.6 points per contest while giving up 65.5 per game. Richmond has an overall mark of 9-16. They are averaging 69.7 points per contest and giving up 75.0, which is a point differential of -5.3.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 14-9 against the spread this season
The Saint Louis Billikens are 11-12 against the over/under this year
Important Richmond Spiders Betting Trends
The Richmond Spiders are 11-12 against the spread this season
The Richmond Spiders are 16-7 against the over/under this year
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
02/13/18 G Jordan Goodwin Suspension is out for season
Key Richmond Spiders Injuries
01/24/18 F Solly Stansbury Left Team is out for season
Javon Bess averages 13.1 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 77%. Jordan Goodwin averages 11.5 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Grant Golden averages 16 points per game while playing 31.1 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 49% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Nick Sherod averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis averages 66.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 316th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 313th. Behind the arc they shoot 31%, which is good for 331st in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 96th and 263rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 199th with 12.8 per game. The Billikens allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 78th and 203rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 57th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 131st place in college basketball. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 109th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Richmond is 278th in the country with 69.7 points per game this year. They are 167th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -5.3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 318th in college basketball. They are 340th in the nation in rebounding with 31.0 boards per game, and 104th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Spiders are 250th in turnovers per game with 12.3. The Spiders surrender 75.0 points per contest, which ranks them 250th in the country. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 325th and 227th in those defensive statistics. They rank 276th with 14.6 assists allowed per contest and 232nd with 35.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spiders are 208th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Billikens are 90th in the country in defensive rating with 99, and their offensive rating of 100.6 is ranked 267th. They are 330th in college basketball in pace with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 330th. As a unit they are 322nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 298th in D-1. Saint Louis is 166th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 80th in the country.
Richmond is 204th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 318th in Division 1. The Spiders are 290th in the nation in defensive rating with 107.5, and their offensive rating of 99.9 is ranked 278th. They are 230th in D-1 in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 204th. As a unit they are 236th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 219th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/Richmond college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Richmond -1.5
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