Saint Louis at Dayton Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
University of Dayton Arena
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The Saint Louis Billikens travel to University of Dayton Arena to play the Dayton Flyers on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Dayton as 6 point favorites.
Saint Louis heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-9. They currently have a point differential of 3.2 as they are averaging 66.9 points per contest while giving up 63.8 per game. Dayton has an overall record of 17-9. They are averaging 73.8 points per game and surrendering 67.4, good for a point differential of 6.3.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 11-15-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 10-15-1 against the over/under
Important Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Dayton Flyers are 10-14-2 against the spread
The Dayton Flyers are 14-12-0 against the over/under
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
11/09/18 F Elliott Welmer Foot is out indefinitely
02/22/19 G Demarius Jacobs Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Dayton
02/22/19 F KC Hankton Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Dayton
01/03/19 F Carte'Are Gordon Transferred has left team
Key Dayton Flyers Injuries
12/03/18 G Jhery Matos Foot is out for season
Javon Bess comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Tramaine Isabell averages 11.4 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Josh Cunningham averages 14.2 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is at 61%. Obadiah Toppin averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis averages 66.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 310th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 310th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 332nd in the nation. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 232nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 157th with 13.3 per game. The Billikens allow 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 45th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 98th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 78th place in Division 1. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 182nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Dayton is 155th in the country with 73.8 points per game this year. They are 4th in Division 1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 246th in the nation. They are 205th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.0 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 16.5. The Flyers are 270th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Flyers surrender 67.4 points per contest, which ranks them 74th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 61st and 109th in those defensive statistics. They rank 166th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 63rd with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Flyers are 30th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.1 per game.
The Billikens are 293rd in the nation in offensive rating with 98.5. In terms of pace they are 260th in the country with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 328th. As a team they are 337th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 302nd in Division 1. Saint Louis is 163rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Dayton is 195th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Flyers have an offensive rating of 109.7, which is ranked 60th. They are 308th in D-1 in pace with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 20th. As a unit they are 27th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 279th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/Dayton college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dayton -6
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