Saint Louis at La Salle College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Tom Gola Arena
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The Saint Louis Billikens travel to Tom Gola Arena to play the La Salle Explorers on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Saint Louis as 6 point favorites.
Saint Louis comes into this game with an overall record of 11-4. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 67.2 points per game while giving up 62.6 per contest. La Salle has an overall mark of 3-11. They are averaging 70.0 points per contest and giving up 77.0, which is a point differential of -7.0.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 6-8-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 4-10-0 against the over/under
Important La Salle Explorers Betting Trends
The La Salle Explorers are 5-7-1 against the spread
The La Salle Explorers are 7-6-0 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 La Salle Explorers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Javon Bess comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Tramaine Isabell averages 12.4 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Pookie Powell averages 17.7 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Isiah Deas averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis averages 67.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 308th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 298th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 311th in the nation. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 45th and 224th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 152nd with 13.7 per game. The Billikens allow 62.6 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 61st and 40th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 146th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 53rd place in Division 1. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 268th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
La Salle is 273rd in the country with 70.0 points per game this year. They are 327th in Division 1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -7.0. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 293rd in the nation. They are 321st in the NCAA in rebounding with 32.6 boards per game, and 296th in assists per contest with 11.8. The Explorers are 46th in turnovers per game with 15.4. The Explorers surrender 77.0 points per contest, which ranks them 289th in D-1. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 307th and 220th in those defensive statistics. They rank 251st with 14.2 assists allowed per contest and 240th with 36.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Explorers are 310th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game.
The Billikens are 298th in the nation in offensive rating with 96.8. In terms of pace they are 232nd in the country with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 322nd. As a team they are 332nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 326th in Division 1. Saint Louis is 152nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
La Salle is 51st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions. The Explorers are 308th in the country in offensive rating with 96. In terms of pace they are 76th in Division 1 with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 323rd. As a team they are 281st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 127th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/La Salle college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take La Salle +6
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