Saint Joseph's at Saint Louis NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 1/18/2019
Friday, January 18, 2019
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The Saint Joseph's Hawks travel to Chaifetz Arena to play the Saint Louis Billikens on Friday, January 18, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Saint Louis as 8.5 point favorites.
Saint Joseph's comes into this game with an overall record of 8-9. They currently have a point differential of -2.0 as they are averaging 70.5 points per game while giving up 72.5 per contest. Saint Louis has an overall record of 13-4. They are averaging 67.2 points per game and surrendering 62.5, good for a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Trends
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 6-10-1 against the spread
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 7-10-0 against the over/under
Important Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 7-10-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 5-11-1 against the over/under
Key Saint Joseph's Hawks Injuries
01/14/19 G Lamarr Kimble Hand is out indefinitely
01/12/19 F Pierfrancesco Oliva Knee is out for season
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
11/09/18 F Elliott Welmer Foot is out indefinitely
01/17/19 F KC Hankton Foot is questionable Friday vs St. Josephs
01/03/19 F Carte'Are Gordon Transferred has left team
Charlie Brown comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Jared Bynum averages 11.7 points per game in 35.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Javon Bess averages 15.4 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Tramaine Isabell averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Joseph's averages 70.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 263rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -2.0 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 310th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 219th in the nation. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game, which ranks them 266th and 308th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 349th with 9.4 per game. The Hawks allow 72.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 207th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 184th and 302nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 258th and they give up 14.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 266th place in Division 1. They force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis is 308th in the country with 67.2 points per game this year. They are 300th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 291st in the nation. They are 43rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.4 boards per game, and 217th in assists per contest with 13.1. The Billikens are 149th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Billikens surrender 62.5 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 54th and 47th in those defensive statistics. They rank 47th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest and 126th with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Billikens are 250th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 102.1, which is ranked 228th. They are 243rd in college basketball in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 274th. As a unit they are 261st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 63rd in D-1. Saint Joseph's is 350th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions.
Saint Louis is 137th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Billikens have an offensive rating of 97.4, which is ranked 291st. They are 244th in D-1 in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 318th. As a unit they are 327th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 318th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Joseph's/Saint Louis college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Saint Louis -8.5
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