Davidson Wildcats vs Saint Louis Billikens Prediction, 2/15/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Davidson Wildcats vs Saint Louis Billikens
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Location: Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO
The Saint Louis Billikens (16-9) welcome the Davidson Wildcats (11-13) at Chaifetz Arena on Wednesday.
The Davidson Wildcats stepped onto the hardwood against Fordham and ended up losing by a score of 73-71 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Wildcats ended up with 19 and Fordham totaled 27 personal fouls. They made 11 out of their 32 shots from 3-point range. Fordham finished shooting 62.5% at the charity stripe by converting 10 of 16 shots. Additionally, Fordham totaled 35 rebounds (12 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Fordham distributed 13 assists and had 4 steals for the matchup. With respect to defending, Davidson allowed the other team to shoot 41.3% from the field on 26 of 63 shooting. They also doled out 10 dimes in the game while forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and earning 1 steal. In relation to rebounding, they compiled 26 with 2 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Wildcats knocked down 28 of 35 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. Davidson walked away from the contest having earned a 47.5% field goal percentage (19 out of 40) and buried 5 out of their 12 three-point attempts.
Foster Loyer is a player who was a major factor in the game. He ended up finishing with 26 points on 5 of 7 shooting. He played for 35 minutes and grabbed 3 boards. He finished the game shooting 71.4% from the field and also recorded 3 assists.
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Davidson heads into this game with a mark of 11-13 this season. They are losing possession via turnover 11.4 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 15.8 fouls per contest. As a unit, Davidson is snagging 33.0 boards per contest and has racked up 315 assists on the season, which is 256th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Wildcats are shooting 33.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (160 of 483) and 74.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 70.6 points per game (201st in the country) while hitting 44.8% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Wildcats are forcing 11.7 turnovers per game and they draw 18.5 personal fouls. They rank 116th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 300 relinquished for the season. The Wildcats defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.7% (617 of 1,412) and they relinquish 35.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are conceding 31.5% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 176th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (69.3).
In their last game, the Saint Louis Billikens took a defeat with a final score of 70-56 against Dayton. The Billikens were able to snag 18 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 24 in the game. They gave up possession 7 times, while recording 2 steals for this game. Dayton was called for 15 fouls in this contest which got the Billikens to the charity stripe for 13 shots. They were able to knock down 11 of them for a clip of 84.6%. With respect to 3-point shots, Saint Louis made 5 out of their 15 attempts (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Billikens ended up shooting 20 for 53 from the field which gave them a percentage of 37.7%. The Billikens permitted Dayton to make 22 out of their 46 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 47.8% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 40.9% from distance by connecting on 9 out of 22 and ended up going 17 out of 26 at the free throw line (65.4%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Saint Louis allowed Dayton to get 32 in total (6 offensive).
Javonte Perkins ended up being a factor for the Billikens in the matchup. He made 5 out of 11 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and had 3 rebounds. He had 17 points in his 26 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to get an assist.
Saint Louis has a record of 16-9 so far this year. The Billikens commit 17.1 fouls every game while shooting 73.2% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 16.2 times per game (22nd in the country) and they turn it over 12.0 times per game. Saint Louis has tallied 1,874 points on the season (75.0 per game) and they pull in 38.8 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Billikens are shooting 45.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 97th in college basketball.
The Billikens defensively are ranked 218th in Division 1 in points allowed per contest with 70.8. They have forced 10.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.8% from the field (43rd in college basketball). The Saint Louis defense gives up 32.7% on shots from distance (185 of 565) and their opposition knocks down 72.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 12.7 assists and 34.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 190th and 179th in college hoops.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Davidson
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