Saint Louis Billikens vs Richmond Spiders Prediction, 2/25/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Saint Louis Billikens vs Richmond Spiders
Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
Location: Robins Center in Richmond, VA
Robins Center is where the Richmond Spiders (18-10) will go up against the Saint Louis Billikens (19-9) on Friday.
The Saint Louis Billikens faced off with Saint Joseph's and went home with a win by a final score of 72-61 in their last game. Saint Louis wrapped up the game with a 52.7% field goal percentage (29 out of 55) and buried 4 of 11 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Billikens buried 10 of their 16 shots for a percentage of 62.5%. In the matter of getting rebounds, they collected 32 with 6 of them being offensive. They also distributed 14 assists in the game as well as forcing 6 turnovers and having 4 steals. In regard to defense, Saint Louis allowed 41.9% from the field on 26 of 62 shooting. Saint Joseph's earned 13 dimes and had 2 steals in this contest. Moreover, Saint Joseph's pulled down 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Saint Joseph's finished the contest at 12.5% at the charity stripe by knocking down 1 of 8 attempts. They also buried 8 of 28 tries from beyond the perimeter. In relation to fouls, the Billikens ended up walking away with 14 and Saint Joseph's had 14 fouls.
Francis Okoro is one player who was a major factor for this contest. He walked away with 15 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. He played 29 minutes and also collected 10 rebounds. He went 54.5% from the field and also distributed 2 assists.
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Saint Louis heads into this game with a record of 19-9 this season. They are losing possession via turnover 12.8 times per game and as a squad they are committing 18.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Saint Louis is pulling down 39.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 423 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 47th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Billikens are hitting 37.3% on shots from distance (194 of 520) and 76.8% from the free throw line. They average 78.1 points per contest (31st in college hoops) while shooting 46.4% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Billikens are forcing 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.2 personal fouls. They relinquish 31.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 144th in the nation in opponents PPG (67.8). The Billikens are allowing a shooting percentage of 41.7% (675 of 1,619) and they surrender 32.3 boards per game as a squad. They rank 135th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 321 surrendered this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Richmond Spiders got the victory with a final of 84-71 against George Washington. The Spiders snagged 31 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 for this contest. They coughed it up 9 times, while getting 3 steals in this game. George Washington committed 12 fouls for the game which took the Spiders to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to make 14 of the free throws for a rate of 82.4%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Richmond converted 10 out of their 24 tries (41.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Spiders finished the game shooting 30 out of 54 from the field which gave them a rate of 55.6%. The Spiders allowed George Washington to make 26 of their 63 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.3% for the game. They shot 34.8% from distance by going 8 of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 13 at the free throw line (84.6%). In regard to rebounding, Richmond allowed George Washington to snag 29 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Jacob Gilyard was important for the Spiders in this contest. He made 4 of 7 in this matchup giving him a rate of 57.1%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. He had 15 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and added 3 dimes in this game.
Richmond has a record of 18-10 so far this year. As an offensive team, the Spiders are hitting on 44.9% from the field, which has them ranked 136th in college basketball. Richmond has accounted for 2,053 points for the year (73.3 per contest) and they collect 33.0 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 15.6 times per game (40th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 9.8 times per game. The Spiders are committing 13.7 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 71.6% from the charity stripe.
The Richmond defense surrenders 35.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (211 of 591) and their opposition makes 72.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 13.1 assists and 35.8 boards every game, which is 226th and 252nd in the nation. The Spiders on the defensive end are ranked 200th in D-1 in points given up per game with 69.6. They are forcing 12.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.3% from the floor (244th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Richmond
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