Saint Louis at Dayton NCAA Basketball Picks 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
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The Saint Louis Billikens travel to Barclays Center to play the Dayton Flyers on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Dayton as 3 point favorites.
Saint Louis comes into this game with an overall record of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 67.4 points per game while giving up 64.9 per contest. Dayton has an overall record of 21-10. They are averaging 73.5 points per game and surrendering 65.8, good for a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable 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
Important Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Dayton Flyers are 14-15-2 against the spread
The Dayton Flyers are 16-14-1 against the over/under
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
Key Dayton Flyers Injuries
12/03/18 G Jhery Matos Foot is out for season
Tramaine Isabell averages 13.3 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Javon Bess comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 67% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Josh Cunningham averages 13.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 63%. Obi Toppin averages 14.4 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Billikens allow 64.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 58th and 35th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 102nd, and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 102nd place in the NCAA. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 215th in the nation. Saint Louis averages 67.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 297th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 307th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 337th in D-1. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 16th and 216th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 134th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers surrender 65.8 points per contest, which ranks them 44th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 55th and 48th in those defensive statistics. They rank 139th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest, and 44th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Flyers are 52nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game. Dayton is 150th in the country with 73.5 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 230th in the nation. They are 206th in the country in rebounding with 35.0 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 16.5. The Flyers are 223rd in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Billikens are 284th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.1. In terms of pace they are 250th in the country with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 328th. As a team they are 339th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 317th in Division 1. Saint Louis is 162nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Dayton is 134th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Flyers have an offensive rating of 109.5, which is ranked 59th. They are 313th in D-1 in pace with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 14th. As a unit they are 21st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 285th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/Dayton college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dayton -3
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