Saint Louis Billikens host SIU Edwardsville Cougars in college basketball action
SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting SIU Edwardsville Cougars travelling to Saint Louis Friday to take on the Billikens.
Saint Louis battles the Cougars, currently sitting with a 4-5 mark (2-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-5 for the Billikens and 2-2 for the Cougars.
Bettors looking to side with Saint Louis in this one found them as 21.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 212 (Billikens) and the No. 285 (Cougars) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 72-62 result in favor of the Billikens has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cougars rank No. 268 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.6 per game. That compares with Saint Louis’s No. 311 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Saint Louis is college basketball's No. 131-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Cougars rate No. 109 with 6.8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, SIU Edwardsville owns the country's No. 161-rated mark, allowing 70 points per game on the highway. Saint Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 257 in scoring at home.
Last time out for SIU Edwardsville, they were an 81-49 winner as they battled Robert Morris (Ill) at home. The battle between the Cougars and Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Robert Morris (Ill) was handed an 81-49 defeat on Wednesday at Vadalabene Center.
Last time out for Saint Louis, they were a 65-44 winner as they battled Loyola Marymount at home. They covered in the match as a 14.5-point favorite. Saint Louis cruised to victory on Saturday, running Loyola Marymount out of the gym and running up a 65-44 score at Chaifetz Arena.
SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-4
Before playing Morehead State are 1-3
After playing Robert Morris (Ill) are 1-3
After a win are 4-6
Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing New Mexico are 1-0
After playing Loyola Marymount are 1-0
After a win are 5-5
A few Cougars at Billikens trends to consider:
SIU Edwardsville is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
SIU Edwardsville at Morehead State, Thursday, January 3
Saint Louis home to New Mexico, Monday, December 31