Saint Louis at Rhode Island Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
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The Saint Louis Billikens travel to Ryan Center to play the Rhode Island Rams on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Rhode Island as 3 point favorites.
Saint Louis comes into this game with an overall record of 14-7. They currently have a point differential of 3.9 as they are averaging 67.5 points per game while giving up 63.6 per contest. Rhode Island has an overall mark of 11-9. They are averaging 71.1 points per contest and giving up 67.3, which is a point differential of 3.8.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 8-13-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 7-13-1 against the over/under
Important Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 8-12-0 against the spread
The Rhode Island Rams are 12-7-1 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 Rhode Island Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Javon Bess comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Tramaine Isabell averages 10.8 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Jeff Dowtin averages 16.2 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Cyril Langevine averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.7 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis averages 67.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 308th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 315th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 319th in the nation. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 214th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 117th with 13.9 per game. The Billikens allow 63.6 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 40th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 98th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 68th place in Division 1. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 222nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Rhode Island is 243rd in the country with 71.1 points per game this year. They are 233rd in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.8. They shoot 27% from 3-point range, which is good for 345th in the nation. They are 76th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game, and 274th in assists per contest with 12.3. The Rams are 189th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Rams surrender 67.3 points per contest, which ranks them 78th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 83rd and 46th in those defensive statistics. They rank 63rd with 11.6 assists allowed per contest and 137th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 249th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Billikens are 298th in the nation in offensive rating with 97.9. In terms of pace they are 238th in the country with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 329th. As a team they are 335th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 301st in Division 1. Saint Louis is 129th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Rhode Island is 205th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Rams have an offensive rating of 100.9, which is ranked 250th. They are 148th in D-1 in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 305th. As a unit they are 302nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 307th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/Rhode Island college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Rhode Island -3
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