Saint Louis at Duquesne NCAA Basketball Tips 1/23/2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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The Saint Louis Billikens travel to Palumbo Center to play the Duquesne Dukes on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Saint Louis as 2.5 point favorites.
Saint Louis heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-4. They currently have a point differential of 5.0 as they are averaging 67.2 points per contest while giving up 62.2 per game. Duquesne has an overall record of 13-5. They are averaging 74.8 points per game and surrendering 71.6, good for a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 8-10-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 5-12-1 against the over/under
Important Duquesne Dukes Betting Trends
The Duquesne Dukes are 7-10-1 against the spread
The Duquesne Dukes are 9-9-0 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 Duquesne Dukes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tramaine Isabell averages 11.4 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Javon Bess comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Michael Hughes averages 12.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 23.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Eric Williams Jr. averages 13.0 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Billikens allow 62.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 148th, and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 44th place in the NCAA. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 234th in the nation. Saint Louis averages 67.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 310th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 302nd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 284th in D-1. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 32nd and 208th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 159th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Dukes surrender 71.6 points per contest, which ranks them 183rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 194th and 239th in those defensive statistics. They rank 282nd with 14.8 assists allowed per contest, and 237th with 36.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dukes are 311th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game. Duquesne is 150th in the country with 74.8 points per game this year. They are 223rd in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 264th in the nation. They are 155th in the country in rebounding with 36.2 boards per game and 94th in assists per contest with 14.7. The Dukes are 56th in turnovers per game with 15.1.
The Billikens are 294th in the nation in offensive rating with 97.5. In terms of pace they are 237th in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 324th. As a team they are 332nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 305th in Division 1. Saint Louis is 148th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Duquesne is 66th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions. The Dukes are 200th in the country in offensive rating with 103.2. In terms of pace they are 132nd in Division 1 with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 200th. As a team they are 188th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 66th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/Duquesne college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Duquesne +2.5
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