Saint Louis Billikens vs Richmond Spiders Prediction, 1/29/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint Louis Billikens vs Richmond Spiders
Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
Location: Robins Center in Richmond, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Saint Louis (+1)
The Saint Louis Billikens (7-2) head to Robins Center on Friday where they'll take on the Richmond Spiders (10-4). Saint Louis opens this game as 1-point dogs. The over/under is set at 149.
Saint Louis will take the court with a record of 7-2 on the year. They cough up possession 12.4 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Saint Louis is grabbing 37.0 rebounds per contest and has earned 176 assists this year, which has them ranked 184th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Billikens are connecting on 39.5% on shots from distance (60 of 152) and 71.8% from the free throw line. They average 82.4 pts per contest (20th in college basketball) while going 51.1% from the floor. On defense, the Billikens are able to force 16.4 turnovers every game while drawing 17.4 fouls. They are giving up 34.6% on shots from downtown and they are 71st in college hoops in points per game allowed (65.8). The Billikens defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.5% (194 of 468) and they surrender 28.1 boards per game as a unit. They rank 18th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 97 surrendered so far this year.
The Saint Louis Billikens faced off with the Dayton Flyers and took a loss by a score of 76-71 in their last contest. Saint Louis wrapped up the game with a 51.8% FG percentage (29 out of 56) and knocked down 3 of their 13 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Billikens knocked down 10 of 17 shots for a percentage of 58.8%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they collected 29 with 1 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 20 assists for the matchup as well as getting 5 steals and 6 rejections. When discussing defending, Saint Louis allowed 51.8% from the floor on 29 out of 56 shooting. Dayton dished out 12 dimes and had 3 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Flyers snagged 32 rebounds (4 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Dayton finished the game shooting 72.0% from the charity stripe by making 18 of 25 shots. They knocked down 12 of 27 tries from 3-point land.
Javonte Perkins is a guy who was a factor for the game. He accounted for 20 points on 8 out of 18 shooting. He played for 32 mins and totaled 4 rebounds. Perkins ended up shooting 44.4% from the floor and distributed 3 dimes. One more player that played a role in this contest for the Billikens was Hasahn French. He collected 4 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He ended up going 75.0% from the floor in this game by going 6-of-8 (16 points). When the final whistle blew, French played for 31 min.
Richmond has a mark of 10-4 so far this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Spiders are connecting on 48.4% from the field, which ranks 41st in the nation. Richmond has scored 1,068 points on the season (76.3 per contest) and they snag 29.9 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 15.1 times per contest (81st in D-1) and they turn it over 10.6 times per contest. The Spiders are committing 15.7 fouls per game while shooting 74.4% from the charity stripe. The Spiders on defense are ranked 183rd in the nation in points allowed per game with 70.3. They allow 11.4 assists and 34.7 total boards per game, which has them ranked 73rd and 154th in the country. The Richmond defense allows 33.2% on 3-pointers (96 of 289) and their opponents are making 67.9% of their free throw shots. They have forced 15.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.9% from the field (304th in the nation).
When they last stepped on the court, the Richmond Spiders got the win with a final of 79-56 when they faced the Saint Joseph's Hawks. The Spiders snagged 23 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 27 in the game. They rejected 2 shots while getting 10 steals for the contest. The Hawks were called for 10 fouls for the game which took the Spiders to the charity stripe for a total of 9 attempts. They were able to make 8 of the free throw tries for a rate of 88.9%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, Richmond converted 9 of 23 attempts (39.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Spiders shot 31 for 61 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.8%. The Spiders permitted the Hawks to bury 19 of 50 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.0% for this game. They went 37.5% from downtown by going 9 of 24 and ended up going 9 out of 10 at the free throw line (90.0%). With respect to rebounds, Richmond permitted Saint Joseph's to collect 28 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Tyler Burton ended up being a factor for the Spiders in this contest. He made 10 out of 13 in this matchup giving him a rate of 76.9%, which had him finishing with 25 points. Burton pulled down 5 rebounds in his 33 minutes and had 2 dimes for the contest. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Richmond was Blake Francis. He ended up walking away with 18 points in 34 minutes on the court by way of 7 of 12 shooting in this game. Francis walked away from this one going 58.3% from the field while also contributing 3 dimes and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Saint Louis (+1)
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