Saint Louis vs Kansas State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/21/2019
Game: Saint Louis Billikens vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Location: Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas State +1
The Saint Louis Billikens head to Sprint Center to take on the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The opening line for this game has Saint Louis as 1 point favorites.
Saint Louis comes into this game with an overall record of 9-2. They currently have a point differential of 9.5 as they are averaging 73.4 points per game while giving up 63.8 per contest. Kansas State has an overall record of 6-4. They are averaging 66.9 points per game and surrendering 59.0, good for a point differential of 7.9.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 7-3-0 against the spread this season
The Saint Louis Billikens are 6-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 4-6-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 6-3-1 against the over/under this year
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
12/19/19 F Hasahn French Hip is questionable
12/19/19 G Gibson Jimerson Foot is questionable
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
12/19/19 F Montavious Murphy Knee is probable
12/15/19 F Nigel Shadd Undisclosed is questionable
Jordan Goodwin comes into this game averaging 15.6 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 11.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 48%. Hasahn French averages 13.8 points per contest in 29.4 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 10.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 35%.
Xavier Sneed scores 14.4 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Cartier Diarra averages 12.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.7 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis averages 73.4 points per contest, which is 157th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 158th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 126th in the nation. They average 42.7 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 97th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 232nd with 12.9 per game. The Billikens allow 63.8 points per contest, which is 78th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 81st and 278th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 173rd, and they allow 11.9 assists per game which puts them in 141st place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 169th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State is 284th in the nation with 66.9 points per contest this season. They are 236th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 7.9. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 207th in the NCAA. They are 235th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.9 boards per contest and 75th in assists per game with 15.2. The Wildcats are 132nd in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Wildcats give up 59.0 points per game, which ranks them 21st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 82nd and 107th in those defensive statistics. They rank 38th with 10.0 dimes allowed per game and 189th with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 336th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 18.4 per contest this year.
The Billikens have an offensive rating of 105.5, which is ranked 102nd. They are 224th in college basketball in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 188th. As a unit they are 259th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 289th in D-1. Saint Louis is 281st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas State is 100th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 97.4, which is ranked 266th. They are 283rd in D-1 in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 222nd. As a unit they are 242nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 155th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/Kansas State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Saint Louis -1
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