Saint Louis at St. Bonaventure NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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The Saint Louis Billikens travel to Reilly Center to play the St. Bonaventure Bonnies on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has St. Bonaventure as 2.5 point favorites.
Saint Louis heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-11. They currently have a point differential of 2.9 as they are averaging 67.8 points per contest while giving up 64.8 per game. St. Bonaventure has an overall mark of 15-15. They are averaging 66.5 points per contest and giving up 64.2, which is a point differential of 2.3.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 14-16-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 14-15-1 against the over/under
Important St. Bonaventure Bonnies Betting Trends
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 13-15-2 against the spread
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 9-19-2 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 St. Bonaventure Bonnies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tramaine Isabell averages 13.1 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Javon Bess comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Kyle Lofton averages 14.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 37.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Courtney Stockard averages 15.2 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Billikens allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 32nd in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 53rd and 35th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 106th, and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 98th place in the NCAA. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 212th in the nation. Saint Louis averages 67.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 290th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 296th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 333rd in D-1. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 18th and 208th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 138th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bonnies surrender 64.2 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 37th and 115th in those defensive statistics. They rank 56th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest, and 95th with 33.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bonnies are 205th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. St. Bonaventure is 313th in the country with 66.5 points per game this year. They are 235th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 295th in the nation. They are 229th in the country in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game and 261st in assists per contest with 12.3. The Bonnies are 200th in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Billikens are 279th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.5. In terms of pace they are 244th in the country with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 322nd. As a team they are 335th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 318th in Division 1. Saint Louis is 156th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
St. Bonaventure is 136th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Bonnies have an offensive rating of 99.2, which is ranked 285th. They are 325th in D-1 in pace with 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 285th. As a unit they are 293rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 316th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/St. Bonaventure college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Bonaventure -2.5
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