Duquesne Dukes vs Saint Louis Billikens Prediction, 2/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Duquesne Dukes vs Saint Louis Billikens
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Location: Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO
The Saint Louis Billikens (17-9) will try to defeat the Duquesne Dukes (18-8) at Chaifetz Arena on Saturday.
The Duquesne Dukes played Saint Joseph's and notched a win by a score of 76-62 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Dukes ended up with 21 and Saint Joseph's had 14 personal fouls. They also converted 4 of 18 attempts from downtown. Saint Joseph's finished the game at 74.1% when shooting free throws by making 20 of their 27 shots. Moreover, Saint Joseph's totaled 28 rebounds (5 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Saint Joseph's distributed 9 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. Regarding defense, Duquesne allowed 39.6% from the floor on 19 of 48 shooting. They also doled out 16 dimes in the matchup while forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and getting 11 steals. Concerning hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 31 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Dukes converted 9 of 13 tries for a percentage of 69.2%. Duquesne ended the game having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (29 out of 58) and buried 9 of their 25 three-point attempts.
Tevin Brewer is a player who came through in this matchup. He finished shooting 66.7% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. He saw the court for 26 mins and also totaled 5 rebounds. He racked up 16 points on 6 out of 9 shooting.
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Duquesne will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 18-8 for the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 12.1 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.3 fouls per contest. As a team, Duquesne is snagging 36.6 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 400 assists for the year, which is 56th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Dukes are connecting on 36.6% on 3-point shots (231 of 631) and 68.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 74.3 pts per game (124th in D-1) while hitting 43.9% from the floor.
Defensively, the Dukes are forcing 14.7 turnovers per game and they draw 16.1 personal fouls. They currently rank 216th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 345 surrendered for the campaign. The Dukes are giving up a FG percentage of 42.8% (631 of 1,475) and they surrender 36.2 rebounds per game as a group. They are surrendering 34.7% on shots from distance while they are 151st in Division 1 in points per game from their opponents (68.7).
When they last played, the Saint Louis Billikens walked away with a victory by a final of 78-65 when they played Davidson. The Billikens snagged 28 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 37 in the matchup. They turned it over 12 times, while getting 8 steals in the game. Davidson had 16 fouls in this contest which took the Billikens to the charity stripe for a total of 17 tries. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 88.2%. With respect to three-point attempts, Saint Louis converted 9 of 21 attempts (42.9%). When the game finished, the Billikens went 27 for 59 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.8%. The Billikens allowed Davidson to knock down 22 of their 60 attempts from the field which had them shooting 36.7% for the contest. They finished shooting 29.6% from downtown by shooting 8 of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 13 of 15 from the charity stripe (86.7%). In the matter of team rebounding, Saint Louis permitted Davidson to snag 33 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Gibson Jimerson ended up having an impact for the Billikens for this contest. He converted 9 out of 20 for the game giving him a rate of 45.0%, and tallied 3 rebounds. He had 24 points in his 38 minutes on the court and had 1 assist in this matchup.
Saint Louis has a record of 17-9 for the season. The Billikens commit 17.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 73.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 16.2 times per game (19th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.0 times per game. Saint Louis has scored 1,952 pts for the season (75.1 per game) and they grab 38.7 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Billikens are connecting on 45.9% from the field, which has them ranked 97th in the nation.
The Billikens on the defensive end are ranked 211th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 70.6. They are able to force 10.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.6% from the field (38th in college basketball). The Saint Louis defense gives up 32.6% on three-point shots (193 of 592) and their opposition makes 72.5% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 12.6 dimes and 34.0 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 180th and 176th in D-1.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Duquesne
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