Belmont vs Saint Louis Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 11/23/2019
Game: Belmont Bruins vs Saint Louis Billikens
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Saint Louis +2
The Belmont Bruins head to Chaifetz Arena to take on the Saint Louis Billikens on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The opening line for this game has Belmont as 2 point favorites.
Belmont comes into this game with an overall record of 4-1. They currently have a point differential of 17.0 as they are averaging 86.0 points per game while giving up 69.0 per contest. Saint Louis has an overall record of 4-1. They are averaging 77.0 points per game and surrendering 67.0, good for a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Belmont Bruins Betting Trends
The Belmont Bruins are 3-2-0 against the spread this season
The Belmont Bruins are 2-2-1 against the over/under this year
Important Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 3-2-0 against the spread this season
The Saint Louis Billikens are 4-1-0 against the over/under this year
Key Belmont Bruins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
No key injuries to report
Adam Kunkel comes into this game averaging 21.2 points per contest while playing 26.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Nick Muszynski averages 15.6 points per contest in 24.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 60% for the season while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Jordan Goodwin scores 16.0 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Hasahn French averages 13.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 31%.
Useful Team Statistics
Belmont averages 86.0 points per contest, which is 21st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 17.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 67th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 50th in the nation. They average 39.6 boards per contest and 19.0 assists per game, which ranks them 119th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 297th with 11.4 per game. The Bruins allow 69.0 points per contest, which is 197th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 227th and 260th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 168th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 138th place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 159th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis is 116th in the nation with 77.0 points per contest this season. They are 53rd in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 10.0. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 94th in the NCAA. They are 146th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.4 boards per contest and 68th in assists per game with 16.0. The Billikens are 156th in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Billikens give up 67.0 points per game, which ranks them 152nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 133rd and 313th in those defensive statistics. They rank 284th with 14.8 dimes allowed per game and 151st with 35.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Billikens are 276th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per contest this year.
The Bruins are 20th in the nation in offensive rating with 116.5. In terms of pace they are 99th in the country with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 38th. As a team they are 42nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 33rd in Division 1. Belmont is 310th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions.
Saint Louis is 178th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Billikens are 93rd in the country in offensive rating with 108.5. In terms of pace they are 180th in Division 1 with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 79th. As a team they are 139th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 259th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Belmont/Saint Louis college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Belmont -2
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