Saint Louis at St. Bonaventure Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/17/2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
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The Saint Louis Billikens head to Barclays Center to take on the St. Bonaventure Bonnies on Sunday, March 17, 2019. The opening line for this game has St. Bonaventure as 1 point favorites.
Saint Louis comes into this game with an overall record of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 67.4 points per game while giving up 64.7 per contest. St. Bonaventure has an overall mark of 16-15. They are averaging 66.5 points per contest and giving up 63.7, which is a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 15-18-0 against the spread this season
The Saint Louis Billikens are 14-16-1 against the over/under this year
Important St. Bonaventure Bonnies Betting Trends
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 15-15-2 against the spread this season
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 9-20-2 against the over/under this year
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 St. Bonaventure Bonnies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Javon Bess comes into this game averaging 15.2 points per contest while playing 36.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Tramaine Isabell averages 13.8 points per contest in 32.2 minutes per game. He averages 3.5 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Courtney Stockard scores 15.0 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Kyle Lofton averages 14.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.5 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis averages 67.4 points per contest, which is 296th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 297th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 326th in the nation. They average 39.6 boards per contest and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 213th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 169th with 13.1 per game. The Billikens allow 64.7 points per contest, which is 30th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 62nd and 41st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 85th, and they allow 12.3 assists per game which puts them in 112th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 195th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Bonaventure is 311th in the nation with 66.5 points per contest this season. They are 236th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 269th in the NCAA. They are 228th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.5 boards per contest and 251st in assists per game with 12.5. The Bonnies are 219th in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Bonnies give up 63.7 points per game, which ranks them 21st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 87th in those defensive statistics. They rank 52nd with 11.4 dimes allowed per game and 116th with 33.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Bonnies are 204th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Billikens are 273rd in the nation in offensive rating with 99.8. In terms of pace they are 263rd in the country with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 326th. As a team they are 337th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 319th in Division 1. Saint Louis is 179th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
St. Bonaventure is 154th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bonnies have an offensive rating of 99.7, which is ranked 276th. They are 328th in D-1 in pace with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 278th. As a unit they are 292nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 305th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/St. Bonaventure college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Saint Louis +1
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