Saint Louis Billikens vs Davidson Wildcats Prediction, 2/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Saint Louis Billikens vs Davidson Wildcats
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, NC
John M. Belk Arena is the site where the Davidson Wildcats (21-4) will meet the Saint Louis Billikens (18-8) on Saturday.
The Saint Louis Billikens faced La Salle and earned the victory with a final of 90-64 in their last game. With respect to personal fouls, the Billikens ended up with 16 and La Salle finished the game with 15 personal fouls. They converted 7 of 26 attempts from 3-point land. La Salle shot 93.8% at the free throw line by converting 15 of 16 shots. Furthermore, La Salle pulled down 18 rebounds (9 offensive, 9 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. La Salle recorded 10 assists and had 8 steals in this matchup. When it comes to the defense, Saint Louis allowed their opponent to shoot 34.4% from the field on 21 out of 61 shooting. They also doled out 22 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In terms of getting rebounds, they compiled 37 with 7 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Billikens made 8 of their 12 shots for a rate of 66.7%. Saint Louis ended the contest having earned a 64.3% FG percentage (36 of 56) and converted 10 of 16 shots from distance.
Fred Thatch is one player who was a major factor for the game. He walked away from this one shooting 72.7% from the field and earned 2 assists. He played for 28 minutes and totaled 7 boards. He left the arena with 21 points on 8 of 11 shooting.
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Saint Louis enters this one with a mark of 18-8 for the campaign. They average 79.1 points per contest (24th in college hoops) while hitting 46.6% from the floor. The Billikens are hitting 37.3% on shots from distance (182 of 488) and 77.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Saint Louis is pulling in 39.3 boards per game and has 397 assists this year, which ranks 40th in the nation in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.1 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.4 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Billikens have forced 13.6 turnovers per game and they draw 17.4 fouls. They are currently ranked 125th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 293 surrendered on the campaign. The Billikens defense is giving up a FG percentage of 41.5% (625 of 1,506) and they surrender 32.0 boards per game as a squad. They are relinquishing 30.9% on 3-point shots while they are 140th in college basketball in points per game allowed (67.6).
When they last played, the Davidson Wildcats took home the win by a final score of 72-61 against Duquesne. The Wildcats recorded 28 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards totaling 31 for this game. They gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while getting 3 steals for this contest. Duquesne had 17 fouls for the contest which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for 18 shots. They were able to convert 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 77.8%. In reference to shots from downtown, Davidson converted 8 out of 25 tries (32.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Wildcats ended up going 25 for 54 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.3%. The Wildcats permitted Duquesne to bury 24 out of 58 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 41.4% in the matchup. They shot 25.0% from 3-point land by going 5 of 20 and ended up going 8 out of 12 from the free throw line (66.7%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Davidson permitted Duquesne to pull down 32 in all (6 offensive).
Foster Loyer was important for the Wildcats for the matchup. He converted 6 out of 10 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and had 2 rebounds. He racked up 24 points in his 30 mins on the court and accumulated 4 dimes in the game.
Davidson has a mark of 21-4 this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wildcats are connecting on 48.6% from the floor, which ranks 13th in the country. Davidson has totaled 1,906 points on the season (76.2 per contest) and they snag 33.8 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 14.8 times per contest (70th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 10.1 times per game. The Wildcats have committed 14.7 personal fouls per game and they hit 77.4% from the free throw line.
The Wildcats on defense are ranked 133rd in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 67.4. They are forcing 11.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (160th in college hoops). The Davidson defense surrenders 34.4% on 3-point attempts (211 of 614) and their opponents are connecting on 73.8% of their foul shots. They have allowed 12.2 assists and 30.7 total boards per game, ranking them 148th and 22nd in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Davidson
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