Saint Louis at UMass College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
William D. Mullins Memorial Center
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The Saint Louis Billikens travel to William D. Mullins Memorial Center to play the UMass Minutemen on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has UMass as 3.5 point favorites.
Saint Louis heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-10. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 66.2 points per contest while giving up 66.7 per game. UMass has an overall record of 10-9. They are averaging 70.8 points per game and surrendering 70.5, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 9-7 against the spread this season
The Saint Louis Billikens are 9-7 against the over/under this year
Important UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 9-7 against the spread this season
The UMass Minutemen are 7-9 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
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/05/17 G Jaylen Brantley Heart is out for season
01/17/18 C Rashaan Holloway Suspension is out indefinitely
Davell Roby averages 11.7 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Javon Bess averages 13 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Carl Pierre averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Luwane Pipkins averages 19.8 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Billikens allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 59th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 147th and 231st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 91st, and they give up 12.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 118th place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 113th in college basketball. Saint Louis averages 66.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 322nd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 307th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 333rd in D-1. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 213th and 275th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 231st with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Minutemen surrender 70.5 points per contest, which ranks them 136th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 118th and 121st in those defensive statistics. They rank 249th with 14.4 assists allowed per contest, and 111th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Minutemen are 72nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game this season. UMass is 262nd in Division 1 with 70.8 points per game this year. They are 164th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.3. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 77th in the nation. They are 241st in college basketball in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game and 97th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Minutemen are 135th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Billikens are 146th in the country in defensive rating with 100.3, and their offensive rating of 99.5 is ranked 283rd. They are 325th in college basketball in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 323rd. As a unit they are 313th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 277th in D-1. Saint Louis is 169th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 153rd in the country.
UMass is 84th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 85th in Division 1. The Minutemen are 191st in the nation in defensive rating with 101.7, and their offensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 226th. They are 285th in D-1 in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 146th. As a unit they are 160th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 154th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/UMass college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UMass -3.5
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