Saint Louis vs UMass Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/18/2020
Game: Saint Louis Billikens vs UMass Minutemen
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Location: Mullins Center in Amherst, MA
Odds/Point Spread: UMass +3.5
The Saint Louis Billikens travel to Mullins Center to play the UMass Minutemen on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Saint Louis as 3.5 point favorites.
Saint Louis comes into this game with an overall record of 18-7. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 71.6 points per game while giving up 66.4 per contest. UMass has an overall mark of 10-15. They are averaging 69.2 points per contest and giving up 72.8, which is a point differential of -3.6.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 13-11-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 15-9-0 against the over/under
Important UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 14-10-1 against the spread
The UMass Minutemen are 12-13-0 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 UMass Minutemen Injuries
12/19/19 G T.J. Weeks Abdominal is out for season
01/02/20 G John Buggs III ACL is out for season
Javonte Perkins averages 13.7 points per game in 26.2 minutes per contest. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Jordan Goodwin comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 54%.
Carl Pierre averages 13.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Tre Mitchell averages 16.6 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Billikens allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 93rd in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 67th and 183rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 132nd, and they give up 11.0 assists per contest which puts them in 58th place in the NCAA. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 230th in the nation. Saint Louis averages 71.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 156th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 160th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 180th in D-1. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 22nd and 118th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 236th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Minutemen surrender 72.8 points per contest, which ranks them 272nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 327th and 189th in those defensive statistics. They rank 302nd with 14.6 assists allowed per contest, and 254th with 36.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Minutemen are 279th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game. UMass is 234th in the country with 69.2 points per game this year. They are 218th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -3.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 193rd in the nation. They are 323rd in the country in rebounding with 32.2 boards per game and 186th in assists per contest with 13.0. The Minutemen are 146th in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Billikens have an offensive rating of 102.6, which is ranked 152nd. They are 213th in college basketball in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 241st. As a unit they are 293rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 337th in D-1. Saint Louis is 266th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
UMass is 141st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Minutemen are 258th in the country in offensive rating with 98. In terms of pace they are 144th in Division 1 with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 214th. As a team they are 230th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 133rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/UMass college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UMass +3.5
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