Saint Louis Billikens (23-10) vs. Davidson Wildcats (26-5)
March 12, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Davidson Wildcats -3.5 / Saint Louis Billikens +3.5; Over/Under: -138.5
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The Saint Louis Billikens and the Davidson Wildcats meet in college basketball action from the Capital One Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Saint Louis Billikens come into this one off of their 57-56 win over St. Bonaventure last time out. Gibson Jimerson leads the Billikens in scoring with 16.3 PPG while Yuri Collins has 11.1 PPG with a team-high 7.8 APG this season. Francis Okoro has 10.9 points with a team-high 8 RPG as well for the Billikens up to this point in the season. As a team, Saint Louis is averaging 77.5 PPG on 46.3% shooting from the field, 37.3% from three and 76.6% from the foul line while allowing 67.9 PPG on 42.2% shooting from the field and 31.8% from three this season.
The Davidson Wildcats will look to build on their 74-56 win over Fordham in their last game. Foster Loyer leads the Wildcats in scoring and assists with 16.8 PPG and 3.4 APG while Hyunjung Lee has 16.5 PPG with 6 RPG and Luka Brajkovic has 14.5 PPG with a team-high 7.2 RPG to lead Davidson on the glass. Mike Jones has 11.9 PPG to make up the rest of the group of double-digit scorers for Davidson so far this season while Sam Mennenga has 7.7 PPG and 5.2 RPG. As a team, Davidson is averaging 75.8 PPG on 48.4% shooting from the field, 38.7% from three and 74.9% from the foul line while allowing 66 PPG on 41.9% shooting from the field and 34.2% from three this season.
Saint Louis is 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Davidson is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games while the under is 4-1 in their lsat 5 games following a win.
I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m leaning towards the Wildcats here. I’m a fan of Saint Louis and what the Billikens have accomplished this season, However, the Wildcats easily took care of the Billikens in the lone meeting in the regular season and while Saint Louis got their revenge over the Bonnies, the Wildcats should be able to grab a win and cover in this one.