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Saint Louis vs Davidson Pick & Preview: Friday, January 27th Betting Odds
Billikens vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Saint Louis Billikens at Davidson Wildcats
- Where: Davidson at John M. Belk Arena
- Date: Friday, January 27th
- Betting Odds: Saint Louis -1.5, STLOU -126 | DAVID +103 O/U 144.0
Saint Louis will take the floor against the Wildcats with an overall record of 14-6. So far, the Billikens have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 4-3. This season, Saint Louis has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 13-5. For today’s contest, Saint Louis has a betting line set -1.5 points in their favor.
Saint Louis will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Gibson Jimerson who is averaging 12.65 points per game for the Billikens. Jimerson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Billikens’ offensive game plan is the play of Yuri Collins who has hit 43.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.11 points per game.
So far this season, Saint Louis has put together a strong scoring offense at 76.4 points per game (58th). This strong figure has come despite the Billikens playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 36.9% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Saint Louis’ overall field goal percentage currently sits at 45.4%
Through 20 games, the Davidson Wildcats have an overall record of 10-10. Currently, the Wildcats have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 7-4. So far, the Wildcats have been the underdog 7 times, going 1-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.
Sam Mennenga comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 16.05 points per contest. Not only has Mennenga been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Davidson’s top rebounder at 7.7 boards per contest. Behind Mennenga, the team has benefited from the strong play of Foster Loyer, who is second on the team in scoring at 15.4 points per game. Overall, he has hit 36.2% of his shots and is adding 4.7 boards per game.
Through 20 games, Davidson has been playing well on offense, averaging 75.6 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Wildcats’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.6% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 8.82 made 3’s per contest.
Free Spread Prediction: Davidson Wildcats +1.5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Saint Louis as the favorites with a line coming in at -1.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Davidson Wildcats to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Saint Louis at 7.35 made 3’s per game compared to Davidson at 8.82. Look for Davidson to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Billikens.