Valparaiso Crusaders at Saint Louis Billikens Free Prediction 11/09/19

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Don’t expect a fast-paced game when the Valparaiso Crusaders (1-0) visit Saint Louis to take on the Billikens (1-0). The game begins at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs. Saint Louis Billikens Betting Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Billikens won big over the FGCU Eagles 89-67, while the Crusaders barely escaped the Toledo Rockets 79-77.

The Crusaders had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (43.9 vs. 26.7) and had a much better turnover percentage (15.4 vs. 24.9). The Billikens, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (10.2 vs. 24.3) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (52.5 vs. 31.0). Jordan Goodwin led the way for Saint Louis, putting up 18 points and nine rebounds. Ryan Fazekas, meanwhile fueled Valparaiso with 23 points.

Half-court execution will be critical when two of the nation’s slowest-paced teams battle. Saint Louis ranks 313th in possessions per game (66.1) and Valparaiso is 301st (66.5) since last season. Additionally, the 274th-ranked offense of the Crusaders (offensive efficiency of 101.1) will face off against the 37th-ranked defense of the Billikens (defensive efficiency of 96.5).

Valparaiso at Saint Louis Odds Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Saint Louis, ATS Winner – Valparaiso, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • Saint Louis ranks 16th in rebounds per game (39.7) while Valparaiso ranks 236th (33.9).
  • The Crusaders rank 43rd in three pointers allowed per game (19.8) while the Billikens rank 71st (20.5).
  • The Billikens average 7.1 steals per game, which ranks 68th in the country. The Crusaders rank 201st in steals allowed per game (6.9).
  • Valparaiso ranks 169th in blocks per game (3.1) while Saint Louis ranks 203rd in blocks allowed per game (3.9).