Saint Peter’s Peacocks at Providence Friars Free Pick 11/16/19

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The Providence Friars (2-1) will be at home in the Dunkin’ Donuts Center when they meet the Saint Peter’s Peacocks (0-1). Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 16, 2019.

Saint Peter’s Peacocks at Providence Friars ATS Preview

In the Peacocks’ last contest, they lost big to the Bryant Bulldogs, 69-44. With 14 points on 6-for-10 shooting, Quinn Taylor was Saint Peter’s’ leading scorer. Bryant had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (38.9 vs. 18.8). Saint Peter’s, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (13.8 vs. 20.3).

The Friars are hoping for a better outcome after their 72-63 loss to the Northwestern Wildcats in their last game. Alpha Diallo led Providence in scoring with 15 points on 6-for-21 shooting. Northwestern did a great job of making free throws (19-25; 76.0 percent). Providence, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (11.1 vs. 25.6).

Providence figures to have an edge on the offensive glass in this battle. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, the Friars rank 55th in offensive rebounding percentage (32.5 percent), while Saint Peter’s ranks 196th in defensive rebounding percentage (71.8 percent). Ball security could be troublesome for the Peacocks. They rank 347th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 23.2 percent), while the Friars have forced the 60th-most turnovers in the country (opponents’ turnover percentage of 21.1 percent).

Saint Peter’s vs. Providence ATS Prediction

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Providence, ATS Winner – Providence, O/U – Under

Notes

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

The Peacocks rank sixth in blocks per game (5.4) while the Friars rank 108th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).

Providence ranks 202nd in three pointers attempted per game (21.3) while Saint Peter’s ranks 302nd (17.8).

Providence ranks 54th in assists per game (15.0) while Saint Peter’s ranks 319th (9.3).

The Friars average 7.8 steals per game, which ranks 34th in the NCAA. The Peacocks rank 240th in steals allowed per game (7.2).

Providence ranks 96th in rebounds per game (36.9) while Saint Peter’s ranks 291st (32.4).

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