Richmond at Saint Louis NCAA Basketball Picks 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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The Richmond Spiders travel to Barclays Center to play the Saint Louis Billikens on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Saint Louis as 5 point favorites.
Richmond heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-19. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 70.8 points per contest while giving up 71.4 per game. Saint Louis has an overall mark of 19-12. They are averaging 67.4 points per contest and giving up 64.9, which is a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Richmond Spiders Betting Trends
The Richmond Spiders are 13-18-0 against the spread
The Richmond Spiders are 19-12-0 against the over/under
Important Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 14-17-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 14-16-1 against the over/under
Key Richmond Spiders Injuries
11/27/18 G Nick Sherod Knee is out for season
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
11/09/18 F Elliott Welmer Foot is out indefinitely
01/03/19 F Carte'Are Gordon Transferred has left team
Jacob Gilyard averages 16.8 points per game in 37.1 minutes per contest. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Grant Golden comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Tramaine Isabell averages 13.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Javon Bess averages 15.2 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spiders allow 71.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 179th in Division 1. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 327th and 201st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 192nd, and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 155th place in the NCAA. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 136th in the nation. Richmond averages 70.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 234th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 135th in D-1. They average 28.8 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 349th and 31st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 333rd with 10.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Billikens surrender 64.9 points per contest, which ranks them 32nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 58th and 35th in those defensive statistics. They rank 99th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 101st with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Billikens are 212th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. Saint Louis is 297th in the country with 67.4 points per game this year. They are 307th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 336th in the nation. They are 16th in the country in rebounding with 39.8 boards per game and 217th in assists per contest with 12.9. The Billikens are 133rd in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Spiders are 134th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.7. In terms of pace they are 289th in the country with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 31st. As a team they are 58th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 113th in Division 1. Richmond is 299th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Saint Louis is 161st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Billikens have an offensive rating of 99.1, which is ranked 284th. They are 250th in D-1 in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 330th. As a unit they are 339th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 317th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Richmond/Saint Louis college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Saint Louis -5
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