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Saint Louis vs UMass 1/23/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

UMass Minutemen (8-9) vs. Saint Louis Billikens (11-6)
January 23, 2022 2:30 pm EDT
The Line: Saint Louis Billikens -9 / UMass Minutemen +9; Over/Under: -153.5
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The Massachusetts Minutemen and Saint Louis Billikens meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Chaifetz Arena. The Massachusetts Minutemen need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Saint Louis Billikens look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.

The Massachusetts Minutemen are averaging 78.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 78.6 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Noah Fernandes is averaging 16.9 points and 3.1 rebounds, while CJ Kelly is averaging 13.3 points and 4.1 rebounds. Rich Kelly is the third double-digit scorer and Trent Buttrick is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Massachusetts Minutemen are shooting 41.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Massachusetts Minutemen are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.6 rebounds per game.

The Saint Louis Billikens are averaging 78.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Gibson Jimerson is averaging 17.1 points and 1.9 rebounds, while Yuri Collins is averaging 10.2 points and 7.8 assists. Jordan Nesbitt is dishing 1.1 assists and Marten Linssen is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Saint Louis Billikens are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Louis Billikens are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game.

The Minutemen are 22-6-2 ATS in their last 30 Sunday games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Billikens are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 23-8-1 ATS in their last 32 Sunday games. The over is 13-3 in Minutemen last 16 overall. The over is 7-2 in Billikens last 9 Sunday games. The underdog is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The Saint Louis Billikens are the better team here and should have the edge at home, but we just saw UMass beat them a couple of days ago by six points as 3.5 point underdogs. In the victory, UMass scored 91 points and shot nearly 52 percent from the field. This is a lot of points based on what we just saw between these clubs. Give me the free buckets.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: UMass Minutemen +9

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