SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs. Saint Louis Billikens - 11/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Louis Billikens (1-0) at SIU Edwardsville Cougars (1-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Vadalabene Center)
The Line: SIU Edwardsville Cougars +5 -- Over/Under: 142 See the Latest Odds
The St Louis Billikens go on the road to battle the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars Wednesday.
The St Louis Billikens are not given much notice in the Atlantic Ten despite returning four starters because they can’t’/haven’t been able to score consistently. The Billikens did plenty of scoring in beating Hartford 85-68 in their opener. The Hawks were limited to 44% shooting and committed 16 turnovers wile SLU fired away at over 52% accuracy. Mike Crawford led five DD scorers with 17 points with Miles Reynolds right on his heels with 16 points. Ash Yacoubou and Milik Yarbrough each netted 13 points and seven rebounds while Reggie Agbeko tossed in eleven points and grabbed eight boards.
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The SIU-Edwardsville are not considered a challenger in the Ohio Valley but that didn’t stop them from downing Sun Belt challenge Arkansas State 79-70. This was end to end action but the Red Wolves connected on just 29% despite a laughable 35 more looks at the basket. That made the Cougars 38% from the floor competitive with a 30-11 advantage at the stripe making the difference. Jalen Henry led SIUE with 18 points and nine rebounds followed by Burak Eslik tossing in 13 points. Grant Fiorentinos and Yemi Makanjuole each scoring eleven points with the latter snagging seven boards.
The under is 8-0-1 in St Louis last 9 vs. Ohio Valley and St Louis are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 road games while going 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Ohio Valley. SIUE are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games and are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. I’m not sure there is a great deal of difference here which has me looking at the points…