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Point spread favors Billikens in battle with Red Wolves

Arkansas State Red WolvesSaint Louis Billikens
Dec 22, 8:00 PM | Chaifetz Arena

Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds


Arkansas State pays a visit to Saint Louis on Thursday, hoping to send the Billikens to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Chaifetz Arena.

The Billikens sit at 10-1 (6-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Red Wolves are currently 6-6 (4-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Saint Louis is 4-4 OU, and Arkansas State is 2-6 OU.

View Arkansas State vs Saint Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Billikens installed as 17.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Billikens at No. 138 and the Red Wolves at No. 205 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 80-65 result in favor of the Billikens.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Saint Louis's No. 141-ranked offense, averaging 70.4 PPG, against a Red Wolves defense that ranks No. 131 at 64.7 PPG. The Billikens field goal percentage has averaged 48.4% so far, more than the Red Wolves marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.

Defensively, Arkansas State features the nation's No. 85-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.3 points per game. Saint Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 197 nationally in scoring at home.

Arkansas State was a 108-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against Lyon College. The Red Wolves blew out Lyon College on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 108-61 win at ASU Convocation Center.

Saint Louis was a 65-35 winner in their most recent outing at home against Alabama State. The Billikens blew out Alabama State on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 65-35 win at Chaifetz Arena.

Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
After playing Lyon College are 5-0
After a win are 5-5

Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Red Wolves at Billikens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arkansas State's last 5 games on the road
Arkansas State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Saint Louis is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Arkansas State home to Kent State, Thursday, December 29
Saint Louis home to Texas Southern, Tuesday, December 27