Saint Louis favored by -16 against SE Missouri State on Friday

SE Missouri State Redhawks Saint Louis Billikens
17-16 November 08, 2013, 08:30 | Chaifetz Arena 28-7



Saint Louis will look to improve on its 28-7 record on Friday when they host SE Missouri State in NCAA basketball odds action at Chaifetz Arena.

Saint Louis battles the Redhawks, currently sitting with a 17-16 mark (11-15 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 13-17-1 for the Billikens and 15-6 for the Redhawks.

View SE Missouri State Redhawks vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds and Stats.

The Billikens were listed as -16-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 34-rated SE Missouri State taking on the No. 17-rated Billikens in this contest.

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SE Missouri State was an 84-69 loser in its last match on the road against Eastern Kentucky. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. SE Missouri State suffered an 84-69 loss against Eastern Kentucky on Thursday, getting 18 points from Nino Johnson in a losing effort at Municipal Auditorium.

Saint Louis lost its last outing, a 74-57 result against Oregon on March 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite. The Billikens endured a 74-57 loss at the hands of the Ducks on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Kwamain Mitchell at HP Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Saint Louis's No. 117-ranked offense, averaging 68.23 PPG, against a Redhawks defense that ranks No. 213 at 71.52 PPG. The Billikens field goal percentage has averaged 44.59% so far, less than the Redhawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.91% per game.

A few Redhawks at Billikens trends to consider:
SE Missouri State is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
SE Missouri State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of SE Missouri State's last 5 games
SE Missouri State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Saint Louis is 16-2 ATS in its last 18 games
Saint Louis is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Louis's last 6 games
Saint Louis is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home


Next up:
SE Missouri State home to Cntrl Baptist, Monday, November 11th
Saint Louis at SIU Edwardsville, Wednesday, November 13th
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