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Saint Louis Billikens vs Yale Bulldogs Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Yale BulldogsSaint Louis Billikens
5-6January 04, 2014, 05:30 | Chaifetz Arena12-2

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Yale when they take on the Saint Louis Billikens on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Billikens sit at 12-2 (4-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 5-6 (2-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Saint Louis is 4-7 OU, and Yale is 2-1 OU.

View Yale Bulldogs vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds and Stats.

The Bulldogs were listed as 15.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Billikens - Bulldogs odds would favor the Billikens if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Saint Louis is rated No. 27 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Yale is at No. 124.

Yale lost its last outing, a 70-62 result against Albany on December 20. Javier Duren scored 26 points for Yale on Friday, but the Great Danes managed a 70-62 victory over the Bulldogs at SEFCU Arena.

In their last action, Saint Louis was a 57-49 winner on the road against Vanderbilt. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. The Billikens grabbed a 57-49 win over the Commodores on Monday, behind a 17-point effort from Jordair Jett at Memorial Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Saint Louis's No. 179-ranked scoring average of 71.07 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 161 and allowing 70.82 PPG. The Billikens FG% has averaged 43.61% to date this season, more than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (42.76% per game).

A few Bulldogs at Billikens trends to consider:
Yale is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Saint Louis is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next up:
Yale home to Vermont, Wednesday, January 8th
Saint Louis at Rhode Island, Tuesday, January 7th