The Saint Louis Billikens (7-7, 0-1 A10), 9-point underdogs, will be at Belk Arena to square off against the Davidson Wildcats (4-6, 0-1 A10) in an A10 matchup. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 136 points and action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
Saint Louis Billikens at Davidson Wildcats ATS Odds
Both teams were beaten in their last game. The Wildcats lost to the Richmond Spiders, 69-58, while the Billikens got blown out by the La Salle Explorers, 83-60.
Saint Louis forced La Salle into a turnover percentage of 17.2 (above their season average of 13.3) while Davidson held Richmond to an offensive rebounding percentage of 10.3 (below their season average of 24.0). Kellan Grady had a solid performance for Davidson, contributing 25 points. Jordan Goodwin, meanwhile played a key role for Saint Louis with 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Half-court execution will be critical when two of the nation’s slowest-paced teams clash. Davidson currently ranks 265th in possessions per game (68.5) and Saint Louis is 332nd (66.1).
Just over half of the Billikens’ games have finished under the total. Saint Louis heads into the contest with records of 7-7 straight up (SU) and 5-6 against the spread (ATS).
Similarly to Saint Louis, just over half of Wildcats games have finished under the projected point total. Moreover, Davidson owns records of 4-6 SU and 4-6-1 ATS.
The Wildcats won the only game between these two teams last year, 77-66. The Wildcats’ 8.6 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Billikens, who had a mark of 18.5. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.
Saint Louis Billikens vs. Davidson Wildcats Odds Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Davidson, ATS Winner – Davidson, O/U – Under
Davidson ranks fourth in three pointers attempted per game (31.7) while Saint Louis ranks 243rd (17.9).
The Billikens rank 179th in rebounds per game (34.8) while the Wildcats rank 238th (32.7).
Davidson is 29th in the nation with 5.1 steals allowed per game while Saint Louis is 54th with 5.6 steals allowed per game.
The Wildcats rank 14th in assists per game (18.3) while the Billikens rank 222nd (11.6).
Davidson ranks 25th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while Saint Louis ranks 90th (3.4).
Saint Louis is 2-3 ATS on the road, while Davidson is 1-1 ATS at home.
Of the Billikens’ 5 road games, they have 3 overs and 2 unders.
The Wildcats have 1 over and 1 under in 2 home games.
The Billikens are 3-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Wildcats are 1-3-1.
In their last five games, Saint Louis has 3 unders and 1 over, while Davidson has 3 overs and 2 unders.
During their last five games, the Billikens have scored an average of 68.2 points per game (2.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 63.0 points per game (3.4 below their season average).
The Wildcats have been outscored by an average of 3.8 points in their last five games. On the season, Davidson has defeated opponents by an average of 4.2 points.