Saint Louis at Southern Illinois College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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The Saint Louis Billikens head to SIU Arena to take on the Southern Illinois Salukis on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Southern Illinois as 1.5 point favorites.
Saint Louis comes into this game with an overall record of 6-1. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 68.9 points per game while giving up 61.9 per contest. Southern Illinois has an overall mark of 5-3. They are averaging 72.3 points per contest and giving up 66.4, which is a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 2-5-0 against the spread this season
The Saint Louis Billikens are 1-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Southern Illinois Salukis Betting Trends
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 5-3-0 against the spread this season
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 5-3-0 against the over/under this year
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
11/09/18 F Elliott Welmer Foot is out indefinitely
Key Southern Illinois Salukis Injuries
No key injuries to report
Javon Bess comes into this game averaging 14.6 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Tramaine Isabell averages 12.7 points per contest in 29.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Armon Fletcher scores 13.6 points per contest while playing 28.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Aaron Cook averages 12.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.9 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis averages 68.9 points per contest, which is 294th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 204th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 256th in the nation. They average 40.6 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 42nd and 173rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 75th with 15.1 per game. The Billikens allow 61.9 points per contest, which is 29th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 31st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 103rd, and they allow 9.7 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 101st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Southern Illinois is 229th in the nation with 72.3 points per contest this season. They are 34th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 42% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the NCAA. They are 304th in D-1 in rebounding with 32.9 boards per contest and 40th in assists per game with 16.8. The Salukis are 66th in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Salukis give up 66.4 points per game, which ranks them 76th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 97th and 178th in those defensive statistics. They rank 126th with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 98th with 33.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Salukis are 172nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Billikens are 283rd in the nation in offensive rating with 97.8. In terms of pace they are 206th in the country with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 232nd. As a team they are 242nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 293rd in Division 1. Saint Louis is 50th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions.
Southern Illinois is 21st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.1 times per 100 possessions. The Salukis are 166th in the country in offensive rating with 105.7. In terms of pace they are 288th in Division 1 with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 32nd. As a team they are 44th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 260th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/Southern Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Saint Louis +1.5
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