Saint Louis vs. Saint Joseph's - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Saint Joseph's Hawks (5-22) at Saint Louis Billikens (19-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Chaifetz Arena)
The Line: Saint Louis Billikens -14.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks and the Saint Louis Billikens meet in college basketball action from Chaifetz Arena on Wednesday.
Saint Joseph’s comes into this game at 5-22 so far. After a recent seven-game losing streak, Saint Joseph’s got a win versus Davidson but then lost their most recent game to George Mason on Saturday.
In the loss to George Mason, Saint Joseph’s top scorer was Ryan Daly with 20 points, five rebounds and four assists. The only other Saint Joseph’s player in double-figures there was Toliver Freeman with 10 points, two rebounds and one assist.
Over on the Saint Louis side, they’re 19-8 this year. The Billikens are 2-3 in the last five games, falling to Duquesne, Dayton and UMass while otherwise beating La Salle and VCU in that time.
In the win over VCU, Saint Louis’ Javonte Perkins led the way on 25 points with seven rebounds. Hasahn French added 18 points, seven rebounds and three assists in that one, and Jordan Goodwin doubled up on 10 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.
Saint Louis is 0-4 ATS in their last four Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games. The over is 5-2 in Saint Louis’ last seven overall and 16-5 in their last 21 home games.
Meanwhile, Saint Joseph’s is 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 2-5 ATS in the last seven after a straight-up loss. Saint Joseph’s is 6-19-1 ATS in the last 26 games after an ATS win and the over is 5-2 in their last seven road games.
Saint Joseph’s has won just one of their last nine games, and during that time they haven’t scored very well at all. In five of those losses (and each of the last three), Saint Joseph’s has been below 70 points.
As for Saint Louis, they’ve been pretty hit and miss when it comes to scoring themselves, but they have hit 80 or more in two of the last three. I feel like this is the Billikens’ game to control, so I’m going Saint Louis.