Saint Louis vs. La Salle - 2/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
La Salle Explorers (15-11) at Saint Louis Billikens (10-16)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Chaifetz Arena)
The Line: Saint Louis Billikens +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports Network
The La Salle Explorers and Saint Louis Billikens meet Sunday at the Chaifetz Arena.
The La Salle Explorers hope to keep rolling with wins in five of their last seven games. On the season, La Salle is averaging 64.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting and is allowing 62.3 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Jordan Price is averaging 17.6 points and 2.5 assists while Jerrell Wright is averaging 12 points and 6.6 rebounds. Steve Zack is grabbing nine rebounds and Khalid Lewis is dishing 2.1 assists. The La Salle Explorers have four players averaging at least eight points, and they’re shooting 70.5 percent from the line and 32.2 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, La Salle is allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in seven of its last 10 games.
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The Saint Louis Billikens look for a big win to snap a four-game losing streak. On the season, Saint Louis is averaging 59.8 points on 42 percent shooting and is allowing 66.4 points on 45 percent shooting. Milik Yarbrough is averaging 10.5 points and 5.1 rebounds while Achraf Yacoubou is averaging 9.3 points and 4.8 rebounds. Austin McBroom is shooting 38.7 percent from the field and Davell Roby is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Saint Louis Billikens have three players averaging at least 7.7 points, and they’re shooting 65.6 percent from the line and 33.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Saint Louis is allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 74 or more points in three of its last four games.
The Explorers are 7-19-2 ATS in their last 28 vs. Atlantic 10 and 19-9-3 ATS in their last 31 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Billikens are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The Explorers are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Saint Louis and the underdog is 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
La Salle is playing some of its better ball of the season right now and Saint Louis has been bad all year ATS overall. Not sure how you don't take the Explorers on the road and the reasonable chalk.