The Davidson Wildcats (10-10) host the Saint Louis Billikens (14-6) on Friday night in an Atlantic 10 battle. This is the first of two regular-season matchups between these foes. Davidson has dominated the series, logging a 2-8 overall record, including a three-game win streak over the Billikens. Saint Louis currently sits in second place in the conference standings. Meanwhile, Davidson is in the 10th spot.
Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET in Davidson, N.C. The latest Saint Louis vs. Davidson odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the Billikens as 2-point favorites. The over/under for total points is set at 146.5. Before making any Davidson vs. Saint Louis picks, you need to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Saint Louis vs. Davidson and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Davidson vs. Saint Louis:
- Davidson vs. Saint Louis spread: Saint Louis -2
- Davidson vs. Saint Louis over/under: 146.5 points
- Davidson vs. Saint Louis money line: Saint Louis -135, Davidson +115
- DAV: 5-3 ATS vs. teams that have won at least 65% of games
- SLU: Has won five straight with a 3-2 ATS record in that span
- Davidson vs. Saint Louis picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Saint Louis can cover
Sophomore guard Gibson Jimerson is a great shooter from the outside with a quick release. Jimerson can score in a variety of ways including off the dribble and catch-and-shoots. The Virginia native puts up a team-high 12.7 points with 3.3 rebounds per contest. He's also leading the team in 3-point percentage (36.8%). On Jan. 18, Jimerson finished with 13 points, four rebounds and seven assists.
Senior guard Javonte Perkins is an athletic scorer who gets a bucket from all three levels. Perkins can space the floor due to his range. He moves well without the ball but also beats his defender off the dribble with quickness. The Missouri native averages 11.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. On Jan. 14, Perkins dropped 27 points, six boards and went 3-of-5 from 3-point land.
Why Davidson can cover
Junior forward Sam Mennenga is a constant contributor in the frontcourt for the Wildcats. Mennenga can have the offense run through him due to his shotmaking ability in the mid-range and the post. The New Zealand native has a knack for the ball, piling up rebounds. He leads the team in scoring (16.1) and rebounds (7.7). Mennenga has logged a double-double in three of his last four matchups.
Senior guard Foster Loyer is a very skilled and agile offensive weapon. Loyer scans the floor and is able to penerate the defense consistently. The Missouri native leads the team in assists (4.6) and steals (1.8) with 15.4 points per game. Additionally, Loyer knocks down 33% of his attempts from beyond the arc. He's dropped 20-plus in six matchups thus far.
How to make Davidson vs. Saint Louis picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 145 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60% of simulations. You can only see the model's picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Saint Louis vs. Davidson? And which side of the spread hits in almost 60% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.