Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Hawks versus the Billikens? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on CBSS. The game will be played at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO. The Hawks are favored in this Atlantic 10 conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 151.5 points.

SAINT JOSEPH'S HAWKS VS SAINT LOUIS BILLIKENS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Saint Louis Billikens +4

This game will be played at Chaifetz Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.

WHY BET THE SAINT LOUIS BILLIKENS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Billikens.
  • Not only will Saint Louis pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Pressure Builds for Saint Joseph's as Away Favorites

Through 14 games, Saint Joseph's has a record of 10-4, including a 0-1 mark in Atlantic 10 play. On the road, the Hawks are 2-3 compared to 8-1 at home. So far this season, they have been favored in 11 of their 14 games, going 9-2.

Coming off a 78-74 loss to Rhode Island, the Hawks have gone 3-7 in their last 10 road games. Their average scoring margin on the road this year is +0.6 compared to +18.3 at home. Saint Joseph's is currently on a two-game losing streak away from home.

This season, Saint Joseph's has an ATS record of 10-4 and they are 2-1 vs the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Hawks have gone 7-3 vs the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Saint Joseph's games is 6-7-1. So far, their games have averaged 143.3 points compared to an average over/under line of 145.7, resulting in an average margin of -2.4. Today's over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the over/under line in 11 of their games this season. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average scoring total of 158 points.

The Hawks' offense finished with 74 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 77.6 points per contest. Offensively, the Hawks hold a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, placing them 180th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 102nd in terms of percentage and 6th in three-pointers made.

The Hawks' defense is presently ranked 53rd nationally, allowing an average of 65.6 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Saint Joseph's' defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.6% this season.

Does Saint Louis Have What it Takes at Home?

After losing their last game, 79-67, to George Mason, Saint Louis comes into this game with a record of 7-8. Over their last ten games at home, the Billikens have gone 6-4.

So far this season, Saint Louis has been the underdog in nine of their 15 games, going 2-7 in those matchups. They are 5-4 at home this season.

As the underdog this season, Saint Louis has gone 4-5 vs. the spread. In their last three games as the underdog, the Billikens are just 1-2 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Saint Louis games is 9-5 and today's over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (146.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points and the over/under record for their games over their last 10 contests is 7-3.

Against George Mason, the Saint Louis had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 73.5 points per game. They scored 67 points and posted a field goal percentage of 48.1% in the game. Offensively, the Billikens hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 192nd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 91st in terms of percentage and 183rd in three-pointers made.

The Billikens' defense is presently ranked 239th nationally, allowing an average of 76.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. George Mason, the Patriots finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 79 points vs. Saint Louis.