|Wednesday College Basketball Saint Joseph’s vs. Saint Louis Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Wednesday, 27 February 2013 15:27|
Saint Joe's vs. SLU Free Pick
ST. LOUIS, MO (ATS Consultants)– The Saint Louis Bilikins have quietly been one of the best teams in college basketball over the past month. After jumping to No. 18 in the latest polls, SLU will host Saint Joseph’s at 8:00PM ET tonight.
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Bilikins as 11.5-point favorites versus the Hawks, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 125.5 points. St. Joseph’s enters tonight’s game with a 15-10 overall record and is 6-6 in the A-10, while Saint Louis is 21-5 overall and 10-2 in the conference.
LINE MOVEMENT: SLU opened as 10.5-point favorites versus St. Joe’s, but the spread has been bet up to 11.5 at most sports books. The total, meanwhile, has gone from 125 up to 125.5 or even 126 at some books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 61% of college basketball public bettors currently favor Saint Louis. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take SLU. According to the latest college basketball trends, Hawks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic 10, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win. St. Louis is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 9-0 ATS in their last 9 vs. Atlantic 10, 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games following a S.U. win and 15-4-2 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS win.
The St. Joseph's Hawks (15-10 SU, 10-12 ATS) are coming off a home win over George Washington on Saturday, 71-59, as a 4.5-point betting odds favorite. St. Louis (21-5 SU, 15-9 ATS) has won nine straight games and is coming off a 65-61 win over Butler, giving 2.5. They swept Butler in the regular season and now moved into the top 25 at 19. St. Louis has also owned this series as of late, winning six straight up and against the spread. They take on a Hawks team that struggles on the road, going 5 6 this season. In their last pure road game, they were destroyed at UMass, 80-62 as a 3.5-point dog. Dwayne Evans leads St. Louis with 12 points per game and 6.8 rebounds.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: SAINT LOUIS BILIKINS -11.5