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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Minutemen over Billikens

Saint Louis BillikensMassachusetts Minutemen
25-5March 09, 2014, 02:00 | Mullins Center23-6

Saint Louis travels to Massachusetts on Sunday, hoping to boost its 25-5 record with a victory over the Minutemen.

The Billikens will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 9-18 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Minutemen are 15-13-1 ATS. Saint Louis is 9-18 against the total, while Massachusetts is 12-17 versus the number.

View Saint Louis Billikens vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Minutemen - Billikens odds would favor the Minutemen if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Massachusetts is rated No. 73 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Saint Louis is at No. 93.

Saint Louis was a 72-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Dayton. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Saint Louis suffered a 72-67 loss against Dayton on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Dwayne Evans in a losing effort at Chaifetz Arena.

Massachusetts won its last outing, a 78-74 result against Duquesne on March 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Trey Davis scored 20 points leading the Minutemen to a 78-74 victory over Duquesne at A.J. Palumbo Center on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Massachusetts's No. 34 nationally ranked offense (76.93 points per game) against a Billikens defense that sits as the No. 12 at 60.87 PPG. The Minutemen have been averaging 46.71% from the field, more than the Billikens have managed so far this season (44.24% on average).

A few Billikens at Minutemen trends to consider:
Saint Louis is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Saint Louis is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Saint Louis's last 8 games
Saint Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Massachusetts is 6-12-1 ATS in its last 19 games
Massachusetts is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Massachusetts is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Massachusetts is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home