The Saint Louis Billikens (3-0) try to remain unbeaten when they clash against the No. 12 Seton Hall Pirates (2-1) at Chaifetz Arena. The game will air on ESPNU at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 17, 2019.
Seton Hall Pirates at Saint Louis Billikens Betting Prediction
In the Pirates’ last game, they were beaten by the No. 3 Michigan State Spartans, 76-73. Michigan State’s rebounding was their largest advantage. The Spartans had more offensive rebounds (14 vs. nine) and total rebounds (40 vs. 37). Myles Powell was the game’s leading scorer with 37 points on 12-for-27 shooting.
The Billikens dismantled the Eastern Washington Eagles in their last game, 82-60. Saint Louis couldn’t miss, shooting 57.4 percent from the field. Eastern Washington, meanwhile, had a field goal percentage of just 30.2. Hasahn French was the game’s top scorer with 19 points on 9-for-11 shooting from the field.
The Billikens won the only game against the Pirates last season, 66-64. The Billikens had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.536 vs. 0.368) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (35.7 vs. 25.0).
When looking at effective field goal percentage, Saint Louis should have a considerable advantage. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, the Billikens defense ranks 34th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.470), while the Seton Hall offense ranks 208th in effective field goal percentage (0.505).
Seton Hall Pirates at Saint Louis Billikens Odds Pick
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Saint Louis averages 39.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 16th in the nation. Seton Hall ranks 217th in rebounds allowed per game (35.9).
The Billikens rank 73rd in blocks per game (4.1) while the Pirates rank 243rd in blocks allowed per game (4.4).
Seton Hall ranks 178th in three pointers attempted per game (21.9) while Saint Louis ranks 291st (18.9).
The Pirates rank 74th in steals per game (7.1) while the Billikens rank 114th in steals allowed per game (6.0).