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Saint Louis vs George Washington Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Billikens vs Colonials Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Saint Louis Billikens at George Washington Colonials
  • Where: Washington at Charles E. Smith Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: Saint Louis -4, STLOU -186 | GEOWS +151 O/U 154.5

Billikens Preview:

Through 17 games, the Saint Louis Billikens have an overall record of 11-6. On the road, the Billikens will be playing their 5th game of the season, having gone 2-3. This season, Saint Louis has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 10-5. For today’s contest, Saint Louis has a betting line set -4 points in their favor.

Saint Louis will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Gibson Jimerson who is averaging 13.06 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 43.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.0 points per game.

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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%

Colonials Preview:

George Washington heads into this matchup having played 16 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-8. Currently, the Colonials have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 7-3. So far, the Colonials have been the underdog 8 times, going 2-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.

George Washington will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer James Bishop who is averaging 22.31 points per game for the Colonials. Bishop 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 Colonials’ offensive game plan is the play of Brendan Adams who has hit 47.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 16.19 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for George Washington this season, as they are currently ranked 293rd in college basketball at 68.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Colonials’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.7%, placing them 274th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Saint Louis Billikens -4

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Saint Louis Billikens to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4 point betting favorites. Although Saint Louis as a team is just 128th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Colonials’ defense. At -4 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Billikens to come out on top and cover.

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