Saint Louis vs Tulane Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/8/2019
Game: Saint Louis Billikens vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Tulane +5
The Saint Louis Billikens head to Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Tulane Green Wave on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The opening line for this game has Saint Louis as 5 point favorites.
Saint Louis comes into this game with an overall record of 7-1. They currently have a point differential of 9.3 as they are averaging 72.3 points per game while giving up 63.0 per contest. Tulane has an overall mark of 7-1. They are averaging 75.4 points per contest and giving up 65.3, which is a point differential of 10.1.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 5-3-0 against the spread this season
The Saint Louis Billikens are 5-3-0 against the over/under this year
Important Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 6-2-0 against the spread this season
The Tulane Green Wave are 4-4-0 against the over/under this year
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordan Goodwin comes into this game averaging 15.9 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 53%. Hasahn French averages 14.5 points per contest in 29.4 minutes per game. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 10.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 35%.
TeShaun Hightower scores 17.0 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. K.J. Lawson averages 15.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.6 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis averages 72.3 points per contest, which is 176th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 170th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 209th in the nation. They average 42.5 boards per contest and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 115th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 164th with 13.9 per game. The Billikens allow 63.0 points per contest, which is 67th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 58th and 255th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 149th, and they allow 13.3 assists per game which puts them in 227th place in the country. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 229th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulane is 112th in the nation with 75.4 points per contest this season. They are 109th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.1. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 72nd in the NCAA. They are 324th in D-1 in rebounding with 31.6 boards per contest and 180th in assists per game with 13.4. The Green Wave are 188th in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Green Wave give up 65.3 points per game, which ranks them 113th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 238th and 183rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 313th with 15.4 dimes allowed per game and 173rd with 35.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Green Wave are 335th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 18.6 per contest this year.
The Billikens have an offensive rating of 102.1, which is ranked 164th. They are 173rd in college basketball in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 208th. As a unit they are 274th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 297th in D-1. Saint Louis is 215th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Tulane is 149th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Green Wave are 88th in the country in offensive rating with 106.3. In terms of pace they are 172nd in Division 1 with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 83rd. As a team they are 49th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 112th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/Tulane college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Saint Louis -5
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