Southern Illinois vs Saint Louis NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/1/2019
Game: Southern Illinois Salukis vs Saint Louis Billikens
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Location: Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Saint Louis -12.5
The Southern Illinois Salukis travel to Chaifetz Arena to play the Saint Louis Billikens on Sunday, December 1, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Saint Louis as 12.5 point favorites.
Southern Illinois comes into this game with an overall record of 3-4. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 63.4 points per game while giving up 61.1 per contest. Saint Louis has an overall record of 6-1. They are averaging 72.7 points per game and surrendering 63.4, good for a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Southern Illinois Salukis Betting Trends
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 2-4-0 against the spread
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Important Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 5-2-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Key Southern Illinois Salukis Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
No key injuries to report
Aaron Cook comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 59%. Marcus Domask averages 13.0 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Jordan Goodwin averages 16.1 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 50%. Hasahn French averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 35%.
Useful Team Statistics
Southern Illinois averages 63.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 311th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 141st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 191st in the nation. They average 30.0 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 339th and 215th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 290th with 11.9 per game. The Salukis allow 61.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 49th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 82nd and 63rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.4 rebounds a game which ranks 284th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 125th place in Division 1. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 120th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis is 170th in the country with 72.7 points per game this year. They are 161st in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 176th in the nation. They are 15th in the NCAA in rebounding with 43.0 boards per game, and 108th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Billikens are 140th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Billikens surrender 63.4 points per contest, which ranks them 86th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 45th and 291st in those defensive statistics. They rank 231st with 13.3 assists allowed per contest and 190th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Billikens are 265th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game.
The Salukis have an offensive rating of 97.8, which is ranked 251st. They are 339th in college basketball in pace with 64.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 144th. As a unit they are 156th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 112th in D-1. Southern Illinois is 173rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Saint Louis is 187th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Billikens are 182nd in the country in offensive rating with 101.6. In terms of pace they are 144th in Division 1 with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 203rd. As a team they are 278th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 299th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Southern Illinois/Saint Louis college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Saint Louis -12.5
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