Saint Louis at Saint Joseph's NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/8/2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
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The Saint Louis Billikens travel to Hagan Arena to play the Saint Joseph's Hawks on Friday, February 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Saint Louis as 3 point favorites.
Saint Louis comes into this game with an overall record of 15-8. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 67.1 points per game while giving up 63.5 per contest. Saint Joseph's has an overall record of 10-13. They are averaging 69.4 points per game and surrendering 72.6, good for a point differential of -3.1.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 9-14-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 8-14-1 against the over/under
Important Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Trends
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 7-15-1 against the spread
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 10-13-0 against the over/under
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
11/09/18 F Elliott Welmer Foot is out indefinitely
02/07/19 G Demarius Jacobs Shin is questionable Friday vs St. Josephs
02/07/19 F KC Hankton Shoulder is questionable Friday vs St. Josephs
01/03/19 F Carte'Are Gordon Transferred has left team
Key Saint Joseph's Hawks Injuries
02/07/19 F Anthony Longpre Concussion is questionable Friday vs Saint Louis
01/14/19 G Lamarr Kimble Hand is out indefinitely
01/12/19 F Pierfrancesco Oliva Knee is out for season
Javon Bess comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Tramaine Isabell averages 10.5 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Charlie Brown averages 19.9 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Jared Bynum averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis averages 67.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 307th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 312th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 326th in the nation. They average 40.0 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 232nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 139th with 13.6 per game. The Billikens allow 63.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 44th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 101st and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 68th place in Division 1. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 201st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Joseph's is 271st in the country with 69.4 points per game this year. They are 325th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -3.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 275th in the nation. They are 215th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.0 boards per game, and 302nd in assists per contest with 11.7. The Hawks are 347th in turnovers per game with 9.6. The Hawks surrender 72.6 points per contest, which ranks them 208th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 204th and 290th in those defensive statistics. They rank 319th with 15.4 assists allowed per contest and 259th with 36.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 12th in country in forcing turnovers with 10.5 per game.
The Billikens are 295th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.3. In terms of pace they are 253rd in the country with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 330th. As a team they are 336th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 314th in Division 1. Saint Louis is 161st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Saint Joseph's is 348th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions. The Hawks are 246th in the country in offensive rating with 101.1. In terms of pace they are 238th in Division 1 with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 302nd. As a team they are 292nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 55th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/Saint Joseph's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Saint Joseph's +3
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