Saint Louis at George Washington Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/13/2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Charles E. Smith Center
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The Saint Louis Billikens travel to Charles E. Smith Center to play the George Washington Colonials on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Saint Louis as 5 point favorites.
Saint Louis comes into this game with an overall record of 15-9. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 66.9 points per game while giving up 64.6 per contest. George Washington has an overall mark of 7-16. They are averaging 64.2 points per contest and giving up 70.8, which is a point differential of -6.6.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 9-15-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 9-14-1 against the over/under
Important George Washington Colonials Betting Trends
The George Washington Colonials are 12-11-0 against the spread
The George Washington Colonials are 12-10-1 against the over/under
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
11/09/18 F Elliott Welmer Foot is out indefinitely
02/12/19 F KC Hankton Shoulder is questionable Wednesday vs Geo Washington
01/03/19 F Carte'Are Gordon Transferred has left team
Key George Washington Colonials Injuries
12/13/18 F Arnaldo Toro Hip is out for season
Javon Bess comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Tramaine Isabell averages 10.8 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
D.J. Williams averages 14.1 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. Terry Nolan Jr. averages 11.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
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 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 318th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 333rd in the nation. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 233rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 140th with 13.5 per game. The Billikens allow 64.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 61st and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 106th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 75th place in Division 1. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 172nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
George Washington is 334th in the country with 64.2 points per game this year. They are 324th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -6.6. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 324th in the nation. They are 275th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.7 boards per game, and 307th in assists per contest with 11.4. The Colonials are 215th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Colonials surrender 70.8 points per contest, which ranks them 167th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 191st and 244th in those defensive statistics. They rank 245th with 13.9 assists allowed per contest and 315th with 38.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Colonials are 99th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game.
The Billikens are 291st in the nation in offensive rating with 98.3. In terms of pace they are 259th in the country with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 333rd. As a team they are 338th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 307th in Division 1. Saint Louis is 160th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
George Washington is 146th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Colonials are 335th in the country in offensive rating with 92.7. In terms of pace they are 252nd in Division 1 with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 332nd. As a team they are 332nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 246th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/George Washington college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take George Washington +5
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