Saint Louis at Fordham NCAA Basketball Picks 1/15/2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Rose Hill Gymnasium
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The Saint Louis Billikens travel to Rose Hill Gymnasium to play the Fordham Rams on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Saint Louis as 6.5 point favorites.
Saint Louis heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-4. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 67.4 points per contest while giving up 62.7 per game. Fordham has an overall mark of 9-7. They are averaging 69.4 points per contest and giving up 64.3, which is a point differential of 5.1.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 7-9-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 4-11-1 against the over/under
Important Fordham Rams Betting Trends
The Fordham Rams are 6-8-1 against the spread
The Fordham Rams are 5-10-0 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 Fordham Rams Injuries
11/09/18 F Prokop Slanina Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/11/19 G Chris Austin Thumb is out for season
Tramaine Isabell averages 12.1 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Javon Bess comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Antwon Portley averages 11.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 54%. Nick Honor averages 16.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Billikens allow 62.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 60th and 60th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 144th, and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 60th place in the NCAA. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 274th in the nation. Saint Louis averages 67.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 305th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 290th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 300th in D-1. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 46th and 225th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 144th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams surrender 64.3 points per contest, which ranks them 31st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 122nd and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 138th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest, and 174th with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 270th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game. Fordham is 286th in the country with 69.4 points per game this year. They are 257th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 5.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 154th in the nation. They are 286th in the country in rebounding with 33.8 boards per game and 282nd in assists per contest with 12.1. The Rams are 299th in turnovers per game with 11.8.
The Billikens are 296th in the nation in offensive rating with 97.1. In terms of pace they are 222nd in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 319th. As a team they are 328th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 330th in Division 1. Saint Louis is 138th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Fordham is 268th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Rams have an offensive rating of 102.4, which is ranked 220th. They are 322nd in D-1 in pace with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 203rd. As a unit they are 240th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 31st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/Fordham college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Fordham +6.5
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