Saint Louis Billikens vs. Wofford Terriers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 12/14/13
Wofford Terriers (3-5) at Saint Louis Billikens (8-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm (Chaifetz Arena)
The Line: Saint Louis Billikens -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wofford Terrirs go on the road to take the hardwood with the Saint Louis Billikens at Chaifetz Arena.
Wofford is not a big offense so avoiding track meets is priority number one. They also struggle defending the shot so the half court suits them fine and at the end of the day the lower the score the better their chances. That stll didn't work in a 63-60 loss to visiting William & Mary because the ribe shot a lights out 56%. The Terriers still had an opportunity to steal one despite 38% accuracy thanks to 14 offensive rebounds and 14 forced turnovers which played a part in 14 additional looks. Spencer Collins led the Terriers offense with 15 points and five pulls with Jaylen Allen next in line with 13 points followed by Karl Cochran with eleven points and nine rebounds.
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Through ten games Saint Louis doesn't look much different then a year ago which says this team can score and defend. The Billikens have had their chances versus Wichita State and Wisconsin but fell to both by a combined eleven points. SLU comes in off of a surprisingly close 67-65 victory at Valparaiso in which the Billikens led by nine at the break but couldn't put the Crusaders away. With only 40.7% shooting the defense came to the rescue with 17 takeaways and holding Valpo to 38% from the floor. Dwayne Evans was high man in the scoring department with 21 points and ten rebounds followed by a 14 point, five pull effort from Grandy Glaze with Jordair Jett netting ten points and dishing out nine assists.
If Wofford can keep this in the half court then they have a shot at the cover but St Louis will be in the driver's seat if they can get out to an early lead...