Central Arkansas Bears vs Saint Louis Billikens Prediction, 12/8/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Central Arkansas Bears vs Saint Louis Billikens
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Central Arkansas (+20.5)
The Saint Louis Billikens (3-0) play the Central Arkansas Bears (0-2) at Chaifetz Arena on Tuesday. The odds on this game have Saint Louis as 20.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 151.
Central Arkansas will play this game with a win-loss mark of 0-2 for the campaign. They have an average of 75.5 pts per game (137th in the country) on 42.6% from the field. The Bears are hitting 36.8% on shots from distance (14 of 38) and 75.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Central Arkansas is grabbing 38.0 rebounds per contest and has 26 assists for the year, which ranks 260th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 23.5 times per contest and as a unit they commit 23.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Bears are forcing their opponents into 17.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.0 personal fouls. The Bears are allowing a FG percentage of 43.4% (56 of 129) and they surrender 36.0 rebounds per contest as a squad. They currently rank 127th in the nation in giving up assists with 37 conceded on the year. They are conceding 36.2% on shots from distance and they are 278th in the nation in points per game allowed (85.5).
The Central Arkansas Bears played the Little Rock Trojans and ended up losing by a score of 86-83 in their last game. Central Arkansas finished the contest having earned a 46.4% FG percentage (26 out of 56) and knocked down 5 out of their 19 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Bears converted 26 of their 35 attempts for a rate of 74.3%. In regard to rebounding, they collected a total of 35 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 13 assists for the game in addition to earning 3 steals and 2 blocks. When it comes to defending, Central Arkansas allowed the other team to shoot 46.4% from the floor on 26 of 56. Little Rock earned 20 assists and 6 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, the Trojans snagged 34 rebounds (12 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Little Rock ended up going 66.7% at the free throw line by burying 22 of their 33 tries. They made 8 of 18 shots from beyond the arc.
Deandre Jones is one guy who saw a lot of court time for this contest. He left the arena with 23 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He played for 31 mins and also snagged 2 rebounds. Jones went 60.0% from the floor and also earned 4 dimes. Another guy that was a major factor in this game for the Bears was Eddy Kayouloud. He collected 7 rebounds and also accounted for 4 dimes. He shot 30.0% from the field for this game by going 3-of-10 (10 points). Overall, Kayouloud played for 32 min.
Saint Louis has a win-loss mark of 3-0 on the season. As an offense, the Billikens are shooting 55.6% from the floor, which is 63rd in college basketball. Saint Louis has scored 281 pts this season (93.7 per game) and they collect 36.0 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.3 times per game (10th in the country) and they are turning it over 11.0 times per contest. The Billikens are committing 18.3 fouls per game and they hit 76.5% from the charity stripe. The Billikens defensively are ranked 62nd in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 62.3. The Saint Louis defense allows 33.3% on shots from distance (19 of 57) and their opponents are knocking down 68.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 9.0 assists and 24.7 boards per contest, which has them ranked 39th and 6th in college basketball. They are able to force 18.7 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.6% from the field (136th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Saint Louis Billikens got the victory with a final of 107-54 when they faced the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions. The Billikens pulled down 27 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for the contest. They also stuffed 5 shots while getting 14 steals for this game. The Golden Lions were called for 18 personal fouls in this game which took the Billikens to the charity stripe for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to make 16 of those for a clip of 66.7%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, Saint Louis made 11 of 17 attempts (64.7%). When the final whistle was blown, the Billikens walked away from this one shooting 40 out of 61 from the floor which had them sitting at 65.6%. The Billikens allowed the Golden Lions to convert 14 out of their 48 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 29.2% for this game. They wrapped up this game 36.4% from 3-point land by going 8 out of 22 and finished the contest at 18 of 28 at the free throw line (64.3%). Concerning how they rebounded, Saint Louis permitted Arkansas-Pine Bluff to pull down 20 in total (8 offensive).
Javonte Perkins ended up being important for the Billikens in the matchup. He converted 6 out of 10 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, which earned him 15 points. Perkins collected 5 rebounds in his 23 mins played and had 2 dimes for the contest. One more player who was a determining factor for Saint Louis was Hasahn French. He was able to score 15 points in his 21 minutes on the court via 7 of 8 shooting for the game. French ended the game having shot 87.5% from the field and also earning 6 assists and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Saint Louis (-20.5) and under 151 points
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