Valparaiso vs Saint Louis Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
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The Valparaiso Crusaders travel to Chaifetz Arena to play the Saint Louis Billikens on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Saint Louis as 8 point favorites.
Valparaiso comes into this game with an overall record of 1-0. They currently have a point differential of 2 as they are averaging 79 points per game while giving up 77 per contest. Saint Louis has an overall record of 1-0. They are averaging 89 points per game and surrendering 67, good for a point differential of 22.
Valuable Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Important Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Key Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ryan Fazekas comes into this contest averaging 23 points per game while playing 23 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Javon Freeman averages 19 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Hasahn French averages 20 points per game while playing 28 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Jordan Goodwin averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 9 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Valparaiso averages 79 points per contest this season, which ranks them 121st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 170th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 205th in the nation. They average 40 rebounds per game and 20 assists per game, which ranks them 139th and 42nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 154th with 14 per game. The Crusaders allow 77 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 280th in the country. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 302nd and 294th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31 rebounds a game which ranks 120th and they give up 16 assists per contest, which puts them in 297th place in Division 1. They force 20 turnovers per game which ranks them 294th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis is 63rd in the country with 89 points per game this year. They are 122nd in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 22. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 61st in the nation. They are 111th in the NCAA in rebounding with 41 boards per game, and 91st in assists per contest with 16. The Billikens are 268th in turnovers per game with 9. The Billikens surrender 67 points per contest, which ranks them 188th in D-1. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 44% average from 3-point range, ranking them 271st and 321st in those defensive statistics. They rank 287th with 16 assists allowed per contest and 85th with 28 rebounds surrendered per game. The Billikens are 249th in country in forcing turnovers with 18 per game.
The Crusaders have an offensive rating of 103.9, which is ranked 133rd. They are 115th in college basketball in pace with 75.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 191st. As a unit they are 196th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 248th in D-1. Valparaiso is 184th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Saint Louis is 279th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.2 times per 100 possessions. The Billikens are 32nd in the country in offensive rating with 125.4. In terms of pace they are 215th in Division 1 with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 100th. As a team they are 121st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 128th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Valparaiso/Saint Louis college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Saint Louis -8
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