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St. Louis vs. Richmond,
2-17-2018 - Pick and Prediction

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Game Snapshot with Current Line

#577 St. Louis
Billikens 132.5
#578 Richmond
Spiders -3

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 6:05pm

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Game Stats

St. Louis Billikens

14 - 12

14-9
ATS
11-12
O/U
66
PPG
65
OPPG

Richmond Spiders

9 - 16

11-12
ATS
16-7
O/U
69
PPG
75
OPPG

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Saint Louis heads to Richmond to take on the Spiders in an Atlantic 10 matchup on Saturday night.  Both teams are 7-6 in conference and sit in a three way tie for third place.  The A-10 is weird this year with Rhode Island at 13-0 and then every other team in the conference is somewhere between 9-4 and 4-9.  Saint Louis feels better coming into the game, however, as they have won four in a row while the Spiders have lost three of four, including 85-67 to Rhode Island in their latest.

Neither one of these teams like to play an uptempo game, and both like to rely on their defenses, although Saint Louis has the better D.  The Billikens are putting up 66.6 points per game while giving up only 65.5 points themselves.  The Spiders are willing to play a little higher scoring game, averaging 69 points while giving up 75 a game.

Saint Louis is playing well

Saint Louis is playing their best basketball of the year, having won four of five with their lone loss to a very good St. Bonaventure team.  Their most recent win came on Saturday as they held off a late La Salle rally to win 70-62.  Jordan Goodwin led them to victory, scoring a career high 28 points to pace the Billikens.  They do now have a full week between games, so they could be a little rusty to start the game.

Their defense was great against the Explorers, holding them to 19 of 63 from the field and they forced misses on 15 of 20 three-pointers.  They weren’t great from the field themselves, but they out rebounded LaSalle by seven boards and had nine blocked shots as opposed to the Explorers four.

Richmond is struggling

The Spiders have lost three of four, although their latest loss was to be expected as they faced off against nationally ranked Rhode Island.  Richmond held tough for a half, trailing only 35-29 at halftime but the Rams extended the lead in the second half, and won going away 85-67.  It was Rhode Island’s 16th straight win and they are also ranked 16th in the country, so the loss is nothing to be ashamed of.

Richmond’s best player this year has been Grant Golden.  The freshman forward is putting up 16.0 points per game, pulling down 6.4 boards, and blocking 1.2 shots a game.  The fact that he’s only a freshman bodes well for the Spiders in years to come, but they desperately need a win this year.

Trends:

The Saint Louis Billikens are:

  • 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
  • 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
  • 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.

The Richmond Spiders are:

  • (no trends available)

This isn’t rocket science, but I’m going to go with the hotter team and that’s definitely the Billikens right now.  I think they go into Richmond and win fairly easily.

Pick: Saint Louis

Big B

Known as Big B since his time at UCSB, Brian O’Sullivan is a novelist, screenwriter, & poker player who follows sports religiously. His betting style would be considered that of a contrarian, and he likes to bet against the general public. It seems to be working. You can find him at the coffee shops of Vegas, hanging with his family in SF, or at the bars of LA.

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