Illinois State at Saint Louis Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/11/23
Saint Louis Billikens (2-0) vs Illinois State Redbirds (1-0)
Game Info: Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Chaifetz Arena)
Betting Odds: Saint Louis Billikens -7.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Saint Louis Billikens will host the Illinois State RedBirds this Saturday for a non-conference matchup this weekend from the Chaifetz Arena on ESPN+. Illinois State leads the head-to-head series, 7-6, but SLU did wi the most recent meeting in 2021, 82-76.
Illinois State Tigers Preview
Illinois State comes in at 1-0 after defeating Lourdes in their season-opener, 75-56. The RedBirds controlled both halves to win the contest, but they’ll have to be a lot sharper here in St. Louis. Illinois State is scoring 75.0 points per game, on 46.5% shooting, while allowing 56.0 ppg.
Illinois State Player Notes
Senior guard Malachi Poindexter led the way with team-highs in points (16) and rebounds (7) in the win over Lourdes.
Former Monmouth forward scored 13 points and grabbed six boards in his first game with ILST.
SIU transfer Dalton Banks dished out a team-high six assists in Tuesday’s victory.
Saint Louis Billikens Preview
Saint Louis enters at 2-0 after defeating Lincoln at home, 102-66. The Billikens picked up the routine win on Wednesday, and they’ll look to improve to 3-0 this weekend. SLU is scoring 88.5 points per game, on 47.9% shooting, while allowing 64.5 ppg.
Saint Louis Player Notes
Senior forward Terrence Hargrove Jr. posted a big double-double in the season opener, and he leads SLU in scoring (18.0) and rebounding (8.5).
Richmond native Gibson Jimerson scored an efficient 16 points in the win over Lincoln, and he’s averaging 12.5 ppg and 3.5 apg.
Junior guard Sincere Parker bounced back with 20 points after shooting poorly in the opener.
Illinois State vs Saint Louis Trends
ILST is 0-0 against the spread, with a 0-0 O/U record
SLU is 0-1 ATS, with a 0-1 over/under record.
Corey’s Free Pick
Saint Louis hasn’t shown us much through two contests, but they come into a manageable spot here at home. The Billikens missed skilled point guard Yuri Collins early on, but with a single digit margin at home versus an inferior team, the sky will be the limit if they simply execute on their home floor. Let’s trust Saint Louis in their third game Saturday night.