Saint Louis vs Davidson predictions 1/22/2020 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Saint Louis Billikens vs Davidson Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, NC
TV: STAD, FSMW
Odds/Point Spread: Davidson -2.5
The Saint Louis Billikens travel to John M. Belk Arena to play the Davidson Wildcats on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Davidson as 2.5 point favorites.
Saint Louis comes into this game with an overall record of 14-4. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 72.5 points per game while giving up 65.5 per contest. Davidson has an overall mark of 8-9. They are averaging 70.1 points per contest and giving up 67.4, which is a point differential of 2.7.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 10-7-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 11-6-0 against the over/under
Important Davidson Wildcats Betting Trends
The Davidson Wildcats are 6-11-0 against the spread
The Davidson Wildcats are 5-11-1 against the over/under
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
12/21/19 G Gibson Jimerson Foot is out for season
01/08/20 G Fred Thatch Jr. Leg is out indefinitely
Key Davidson Wildcats Injuries
11/18/19 G KiShawn Pritchett Knee is out indefinitely
01/10/20 G David Czerapowicz Hip is out indefinitely
01/09/20 G Luke Frampton Personal is out for season
Jordan Goodwin comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 53%. Hasahn French averages 13.1 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 10.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 34%.
Kellan Grady averages 15.6 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Jon Axel Gudmundsson averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis averages 72.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 149th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 157th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 245th in the nation. They average 41.1 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 115th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 191st with 13.3 per game. The Billikens allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 90th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 62nd and 228th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 164th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 66th place in Division 1. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 263rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Davidson is 214th in the country with 70.1 points per game this year. They are 156th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 111th in the nation. They are 332nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 31.8 boards per game, and 197th in assists per contest with 13.0. The Wildcats are 324th in turnovers per game with 11.3. The Wildcats surrender 67.4 points per contest, which ranks them 138th in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 273rd and 200th in those defensive statistics. They rank 123rd with 11.9 assists allowed per contest and 65th with 32.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 96th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game.
The Billikens have an offensive rating of 102, which is ranked 165th. They are 161st in college basketball in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 236th. As a unit they are 292nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 334th in D-1. Saint Louis is 253rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Davidson is 282nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats are 119th in the country in offensive rating with 104.5. In terms of pace they are 314th in Division 1 with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 86th. As a team they are 87th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 28th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/Davidson college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Davidson -2.5
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