Planning on watching today's Billikens and Hawks game? Catch the action at Hagan Arena in Philadelphia, PA, as the Hawks hosts this showdown at 12:30 ET on USA. The over/under for this game is set at 156 points, and Saint Joseph's is favored by -10.5 vs. Saint Louis in a Atlantic 10 conference matchup.

SAINT LOUIS BILLIKENS VS SAINT JOSEPH'S HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Saint Louis Billikens +10.5

This game will be played at Hagan Arena at 12:30 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE SAINT LOUIS BILLIKENS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Hawks.
  • Even though we have Saint Joseph's winning straight-up, we like Saint Louis at +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 156 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can Saint Louis Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?

Through 23 games this season, Saint Louis has a record of 9-14, including a 2-8 mark in Atlantic 10 play. The Billikens have gone 2-7 on the road, where they have been outscored by an average of 9.4 points per game.

As the underdog, Saint Louis has gone 4-11 compared to 4-3 when favored. In their most recent game, the Billikens defeated La Salle by a score of 102-84. Over their last 10 road games, they are 2-8.

As the underdog this season, the Billikens have an ATS record of 7-8. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, they have gone 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road, Saint Louis has an ATS mark of 4-5 this year and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Saint Louis games is 12-9-1 with an average of 149.4 points per game compared to an average over/under line of 147.1. So far, 16 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's line of 156. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points and their OU record during that span is 1-2.

The Saint Louis offense is coming off a game in which they scored 102 points vs. La Salle. Overall their field goal percentage was 56.2% while connecting on 9 threes. The team's top scorer is Gibson Jimerson, who comes into today's matchup with an average of 14.5, while Terremce Hargrove Jr. also maintains a PPG average of 12.3 leading up to the game.

At present, the Billikens' defense is nationally ranked 281st, allowing 77.2 points per game. The Saint Louis defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 84 points and allowed La Salle to connect on 10 threes.

Does Saint Joseph's Have What it Takes at Home?

At home this season, Saint Joseph's has gone 11-3, compared to 4-5 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +12.2, compared to -1.3 on the road.

Over their last ten games at home, the Hawks have gone 8-2. So far this season, they have been favored in 17 games, going 13-4 in those contests.

As the favorite this season, Saint Joseph's has gone 10-7 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Hawks are 5-5. At home, they have an ATS record of 8-6 this year and are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Today's over/under line of 156 for Saint Joseph's game against Saint Louis is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (146.1). Over their last three games, the Hawks have an over/under record of 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 163 points.

Saint Joseph's' offense is coming off a good game, putting up 79 points vs. Dayton. Overall, they hit 48.4% of their shots from the field and went 4/8 from the free-throw line. In terms of offense, the Hawks have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 131st in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 53rd in percentage and 6th in three-pointers made.

On the defensive side, Saint Joseph's is currently hovering around the NCAA's average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.0 points per game. In their previous game vs. Dayton, the Flyers finished with a field goal percentage of 48% and a total of 94 points vs. Saint Joseph's.