Atlantic 10 Tournament - Saint Louis Billikens host Charlotte 49ers in college basketball action
Charlotte 49ers vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds
Charlotte pays a visit to Saint Louis on Friday, hoping to send the Billikens to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Barclays Center.
It's a game in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Barclays Center).
The Billikens sport records of 24-6 and 18-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the 49ers have 21-10 and 14-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-13-1 for the Billikens and 15-10 for the 49ers.
Bettors looking to side with Saint Louis in this one found them as 11-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 66-ranked Billikens and the No. 116-rated 49ers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-66 win for the Billikens on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and 49ers is ranked No. 49 in NCAA hoops at 37.5 per game. Contrast that with Saint Louis’s No. 248 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Saint Louis is the No. 157-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while Charlotte rates No. 346 at 3.4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Charlotte owns the country's No. 282-rated mark, allowing 73.9 points per game on the highway. Saint Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 171 in scoring at home.
Charlotte won its last outing, a 68-63 result against Richmond on March 14. They covered in that game as a 5-point underdog. The 49ers got a 28-point performance from Pierria Henry, who added 12 rebounds, as Charlotte ran past Richmond 68-63 on Thursday at Barclays Center.
Last time out for Saint Louis, they were a 78-54 winner as they battled La Salle at home. They covered in the match as an 8-point favorite. Saint Louis cruised to victory on Saturday, running La Salle out of the gym and running up a 78-54 score at Chaifetz Arena.
Charlotte 49ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing Richmond are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
After playing La Salle are 4-5
After a win are 9-1
A few 49ers at Billikens trends to consider:
Saint Louis is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
Saint Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Saint Louis's last 8 games when playing Charlotte
Saint Louis is 14-4-1 ATS in its last 19 games when playing Charlotte