Saint Louis vs. Davidson Prediction & Betting Insight

by | Last updated Jan 27, 2023 | cbb

Saint Louis (14-6 SU 9-10 ATS) vs. Davidson (10-10 SU 11-8 ATS)
When: Friday, January 27th: 7:00 ET
Where: John M. Belk Arena Davidson, NC
Point Spread: SLU -1.5/Dav +1.5 (Deposit $100 and get $100 FREE with code PREDICT100 at MyBookie Sportsbook!
Total: 144.0
Money Line: Saint Louis Billikens -126/Davidson Wildcats +103

The Saint Louis Billikens head to John M. Belk Arena in Davison, North Carolina, to take on the Davison Wildcats in Friday night CBB action. The Billikens have been on a roll, winning five consecutive games and improving their Atlantic 10 Record to 6-1. It hasn’t been going so well for Davison, who has lost four of five but did cover their last three. The oddsmaker lists the visitor as a small -1.5 road favorite, with the total line at 144.5.

Line Movement

This game opened with Saint Louis as a -1 favorite and has jumped up a notch to -1.5 on most boards. The total has been on the rise, up a full point from its 143.5 opener to 144.5 points.

Last Game Info

Saint Louis is coming off an 84-71 win over La Salle. However, they did not cover the spread in the game as -14 point favorites. The combined 155 points finished above the 145.5 total line.

Davidson picked up a victory over La Salle by a score of 64-57. Heading into the game, the Wildcats were favored to win, with a point spread of -6. The combined 121 points did not surpass the 138 total line.

Current Form

Saint Louis
Over their last five games, Saint Louis has a straight-up record of 5-0 while going 3-2 vs. the spread. Over this stretch, the Billikens offense averages 76.4 points per game while hitting 49.6% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 41.0% from the field while allowing 64.2 points per contest.

In their previous five contests, Davidson is 1-4 straight-up and 3-2 vs. the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 63.8 points per game on a shooting percentage of 43.4%. Defensively, they allow teams to hit 47.4% of their shots while giving up 68.4 points per game.

Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played

This season, the combined power rating of Saint Louis’ opponents comes in at 77.3. On the other side, Davidson’s combined opponent power rating sits at 76.7.

How Does Saint Louis Fare On The Road?

For the season, the Billikens have played seven road games and have a record of 4-3. In these contests, Saint Louis is 4-3 vs. the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 74.1 points per game on a shooting percentage of 47.1%. On defense, the Billikens allow 74.7 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 42.2% in these games.

How Does Davidson Fare At Home?

In their 11 games at home, Davidson has a 5-5 record vs. the spread while going 7-4 straight-up. On offense, the Wildcats are shooting 45.5% on their home floor, leading to 71.5 points per game. Defensively, opponents are shooting 43.7% in these contests. The Davidson defense is allowing 66.2 points per game at home.

Offense vs. Defense

For the season, Saint Louis is averaging 76.4 points per game (58th) while posting an overall field goal percentage of 45.4%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against a Davidson defense that has allowed an average of 68.8 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 43.6% of their shots vs. Davidson. On the other side, the Davidson Wildcats are coming into the game averaging 75.6 points per game on a shooting percentage of 48.1%. The Wildcats will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 70.6 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 40.2% of their shots vs. the Billikens.

Three-Point Shooting

From beyond the arc, Saint Louis has a shooting percentage of 36.9% while ranking 502nd in attempts per game. The Billikens will be facing a Davidson defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 32.4%. Davidson enters the game having hit 38.6% of their looks from deep while averaging 8.82 made 3’s per game. On the other end, Saint Louis has allowed opponents to hit 32.8% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Injuries Of Note

Saint Louis

  • Fred Thatch Jr. (Out) Knee
  • Nick Kramer (Out) Redshirt
  • Kellen Thames (Questionable) Undisclosed
  • Daniel Rivera (Out) Foot


  • No Reported Injuries

Pick Against The Spread

Davison’s home defense is nothing special, allowing 67.4 points per game on 44.3% shooting. They do play slowly, though, limiting the opportunities, and have a really solid 63.8 PPG allowed in conference games. Saint Louis plays good enough defense and can easily hold a Davison team that has scored 70 or fewer points in 13 of their last 17 games.
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