Saint Louis Billikens at Massachusetts Minutemen
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM (William D. Mullins Center)
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The Saint Louis Billikens and Massachusetts Minutemen meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the William D. Mullins Memorial Center.
The Saint Louis Billikens look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Saint Louis Billikens are averaging 71.6 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Jordan Goodwin is averaging 15.4 points and 10.3 rebounds while Javonte Perkins is averaging 13.7 points and 3.3 rebounds. Hasahn French is the third double-digit scorer and Gibson Jimerson is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The Saint Louis Billikens are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 58.9 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Louis Billikens are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The Saint Louis Billikens have split their last six road games.
The Massachusetts Minutemen look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Massachusetts Minutemen are averaging 69.2 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Tre Mitchell is averaging 16.6 points and 6.3 rebounds while TJ Weeks is averaging 14.7 points and 3.8 rebounds. Carl Pierre is the third double-digit scorer and Sean East II is dishing 4.6 assists. The Massachusetts Minutemen are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Massachusetts Minutemen are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game. The Massachusetts Minutemen have won five of their last seven home games.
The road team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Saint Louis Billikens have been the better team overall this season and have shown recently they can get the job done on the road. But for me, this game is all about UMass. The Massachusetts Minutemen had a chance to beat Saint Louis in the first meeting this year, taking the Billikens to overtime. UMass is also winning at home by an average of 7.4 points while shooting 47.3 percent from the field and is 10-2-1 ATS at home. The Massachusetts Minutemen are not a bad basketball team, they just need to be sharper defensively. The offense is there. Give me the free buckets with the Massachusetts Minutemen at home.