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St.Louis vs. Saint Joseph's - 1/18/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Saint Joseph's at St.Louis
Date & Time Friday January 18, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Chaifetz Arena
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line
The Line: St.Louis -8 -- Over/Under: 134
TV Channel
ESPN2
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The Saint Joseph's Hawks and Saint Louis Billikens meet Friday in college basketball action at the Chaifetz Arena.

The Saint Joseph's Hawks look for a nice road win to get back to a .500 record. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are averaging 70.5 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 72.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Charlie Brown Jr. is averaging 19.6 points and 4.7 rebounds while Lamarr Kimble is averaging 16.3 points and 2.6 assists. Jared Bynum is the third double-digit scorer and Taylor Funk is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Joseph's Hawks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The Saint Joseph's Hawks have lost four of their last five road games.

The Saint Louis Billikens look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Saint Louis Billikens are averaging 67.2 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 62.5 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Javon Bess is averaging 15.4 points and 7.1 rebounds while Tramaine Isabell Jr. is averaging 11.6 points and three assists. Jordan Goodwin is the third double-digit scorer and Carte'Are Gordon is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Saint Louis Billikens are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 59 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Louis Billikens are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.4 rebounds per game. The Saint Louis Billikens have won all 10 home games this season.

The Hawks are 25-9-1 ATS in their last 35 Friday games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Atlantic 10 and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Billikens are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss, 36-16 ATS in their last 52 vs. Atlantic 10 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Hawks are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Saint Louis and 0-12 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Billikens last 5 overall. The under is 7-1 in Hawks last 8 overall.

The Saint Joseph's Hawks are shooting just 37 percent from the field and losing by an average of 13 points in their last five games. The Saint Louis Billikens are allowing 39.1 percent shooting and are winning by an average of 9.6 points during their five-game winning streak. Both of these teams haven't been good ATS and the last two meetings between these clubs have been decided by just one point. However, when you factor in the current form of both Saint Joseph's and Saint Louis, you have to give the Billikens the edge in a comfortable victory.

Pick:
St.Louis -8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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