UMass at Saint Louis College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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The UMass Minutemen travel to Chaifetz Arena to play the Saint Louis Billikens on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Saint Louis as 9.5 point favorites.
UMass heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-7. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 77.9 points per contest while giving up 75.4 per game. Saint Louis has an overall mark of 10-4. They are averaging 67.4 points per contest and giving up 62.6, which is a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 5-9-0 against the spread
The UMass Minutemen are 10-4-0 against the over/under
Important Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 6-8-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 4-10-0 against the over/under
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/06/18 G Jaylen Franklin Personal is out indefinitely
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
Jonathan Laurent averages 11.8 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Luwane Pipkins comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Tramaine Isabell averages 12.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Javon Bess averages 16.1 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Minutemen allow 75.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 261st in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 221st and 249th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 109th, and they give up 14.6 assists per contest which puts them in 277th place in the NCAA. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 118th in the nation. UMass averages 77.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 88th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 94th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 111th in D-1. They average 35.0 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 235th and 84th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 203rd with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Billikens surrender 62.6 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 54th and 40th in those defensive statistics. They rank 56th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest, and 167th with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Billikens are 252nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game. Saint Louis is 309th in the country with 67.4 points per game this year. They are 293rd in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 268th in the nation. They are 45th in the country in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game and 236th in assists per contest with 12.9. The Billikens are 121st in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Minutemen have an offensive rating of 107.4, which is ranked 108th. They are 92nd in college basketball in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 77th. As a unit they are 99th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 119th in D-1. UMass is 203rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Saint Louis is 116th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Billikens have an offensive rating of 96.5, which is ranked 302nd. They are 211th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 318th. As a unit they are 327th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 321st in the country.
Who will win tonight's UMass/Saint Louis college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Saint Louis -9.5
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