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Saint Louis vs Boise State 12/10/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Boise State Broncos (7-2) vs. Saint Louis Billikens (7-3)
December 10, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Saint Louis Billikens -5.5 / Boise State Broncos +5.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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The Boise State Broncos and Saint Louis Billikens meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Chaifetz Arena. The Boise State Broncos look for their eighth win. The Saint Louis Billikens look for their eighth win.

The Boise State Broncos are averaging 70.6 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 58.4 points on 38 percent shooting. Marcus Shaver Jr. is averaging 15.6 points and 4.1 assists, while Tyson Degenhart is averaging 14.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. Max Rice is the third double-digit scorer and Naje Smith is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Boise State Broncos are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Boise State Broncos are allowing 27.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game.

The Saint Louis Billikens are averaging 79 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Gibson Jimerson is averaging 14.1 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Yuri Collins is averaging 11.8 points and 11.1 assists. Javon Pickett is the third double-digit scorer and Javonte Perkins is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Saint Louis Billikens are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Louis Billikens are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.3 rebounds per game.

The Broncos are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Billikens are 21-9 ATS in their last 30 Saturday games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 home games. The under is 9-2 in Broncos last 11 overall. The under is 4-1 in Billikens last 5 overall.

These are two respectable teams, and you can make a case for either side. The difference is this will be the first road test of the season for the Boise State Broncos, so we’re going to learn a lot. We know what the Saint Louis Billikens are capable of, especially at home, where they win by an average of 20 points and shoot 50.5 percent from the field. I’ll lay the reasonable chalk with the Billikens.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Saint Louis Billikens -5.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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