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Saint Louis Billikens vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Preview

Saint Joseph's HawksSaint Louis Billikens
Feb 27, 8:00 PM | Chaifetz Arena

Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds

15-10TEAM RECORD21-5

Chaifetz Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Saint Louis Billikens and the visiting Saint Joseph's Hawks in college hoops action on Wednesday.

The Billikens sit at 21-5 (15-9 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hawks are currently 15-10 (10-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Saint Louis is 11-11 OU, and Saint Joseph's is 10-10 OU.

View Saint Josephs vs Saint Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Saint Louis opened as 10.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Billikens sit at No. 91 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hawks sit at No. 97 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Billikens will win this game 76-68.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Saint Louis has the nation's No. 143-rated offensive output, at 68.7 PPG. The visiting Hawks defense ranks No. 137 allowing on average 64.8 PPG. The Billikens FG% has averaged 45.6% so far, more than the Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.

Defensively, Saint Joseph's features the nation's No. 118-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Saint Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 182 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Saint Joseph's, they were a 71-59 winner as they battled George Washington at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Saint Joseph's got 26 points from Langston Galloway en route to a 71-59 victory over George Washington on Saturday at Hagan Arena.

Saint Louis won its last outing, a 65-61 result against Butler on February 22. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Saint Louis got 18 points from Mike McCall Jr. en route to a 65-61 victory over Butler on Friday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Fordham are 5-5
After playing George Washington are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing George Washington are 7-2
After playing Butler are 3-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Hawks at Billikens trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Joseph's last 6 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Saint Louis's last 5 games at home
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Saint Joseph's
Saint Louis is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next up:
Saint Joseph's home to Fordham, Saturday, March 2
Saint Louis at George Washington, Saturday, March 2