Saint Louis at La Salle 1/12/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

By: Mike |

Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:21 AM ET

The Saint Louis Billikens (11 - 4, 2 - 0 CONF) are on the road for a tough game against the hometown La Salle Explorers (3 - 11, 1 - 1 CONF). La Salle will be hosting this game at the Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, PA. La Salle comes into this game having scored wins in three of their past four matchups in a rare hot streak for the Explorers. Saint Louis has won four of their past five and the Billikens will be favored in this game.

Saint Louis will look to get off of the bus shooting as the Billikens have continually struggled to rack up points after slow starts. Saint Louis is scoring just 67 PPG on offense while shooting 42% from the floor as a team. Saint Louis is giving up 63 PPG to opposing teams on defense. Saint Louis is led by Javon Bess (16 PPG, 7 RPG, 2 APG) and he'll be our player to focus on in this game. La Salle takes the court in this game with an extra bounce in their step after a strong start to the new year. La Salle is scoring 70 PPG on offense while shooting 40% from the field as a team. La Salle is surrendering 77 PPG to opposing teams on defense, this season. La Salle is paced by Pookie Powell (18 PPG, 4 RPG, 2 APG) and he'll be our player to highlight in this matchup.

Tough year for LaSalle but think the Explorers have shot at win as home underdogs. But at worst think LaSalle will keep it really close. Final Score Prediction, St Louis Billikens win but fall short ATS 74-72.

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