Saint Louis vs Boston College NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/27/2019
Game: Saint Louis Billikens vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College -3
The Saint Louis Billikens travel to Silvio O. Conte Forum to play the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston College as 3 point favorites.
Saint Louis comes into this game with an overall record of 5-1. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 74.2 points per game while giving up 65.0 per contest. Boston College has an overall mark of 4-2. They are averaging 72.3 points per contest and giving up 67.2, which is a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 4-2-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 4-2-0 against the over/under
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 3-3-0 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 3-3-0 against the over/under
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
11/05/19 G Wynston Tabbs Undisclosed is out for season
Jordan Goodwin comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 58%. Hasahn French averages 15.0 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 10.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 34%.
Derryck Thornton averages 16.2 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Nik Popovic averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis averages 74.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 152nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 103rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 149th in the nation. They average 42.0 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 34th and 92nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 153rd with 14.2 per game. The Billikens allow 65.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 122nd in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 79th and 295th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 177th and they give up 14.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 261st place in Division 1. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 233rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 188th in the country with 72.3 points per game this year. They are 190th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 164th in the nation. They are 267th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game, and 138th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Eagles are 103rd in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Eagles surrender 67.2 points per contest, which ranks them 150th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 124th and 250th in those defensive statistics. They rank 150th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest and 298th with 39.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 321st in country in forcing turnovers with 18.7 per game.
The Billikens have an offensive rating of 104, which is ranked 141st. They are 164th in college basketball in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 139th. As a unit they are 239th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 297th in D-1. Saint Louis is 195th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Boston College is 108th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 96.9, which is ranked 246th. They are 62nd in D-1 in pace with 74.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 198th. As a unit they are 176th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 214th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston College -3
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