Saint Louis vs UMass: Men’s College Basketball Betting Odds and Picks – March 1, 2021

Posted on March 1, 2021 - Last Updated on April 19, 2021

The Saint Louis Billikens (12-5) are heavy favorites (-10.5) as they look to continue a four-game home win streak when they host the UMass Minutemen (7-5) on Monday, March 1, 2021 at Chaifetz Arena. The matchup airs at 6:00 PM ET on CBS Sports. The matchup’s over/under is set at 145.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 1, 2021, 2:19 AM ET.

Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Saint Louis -10.5 -110 -110 145 -108 -113

Keys to the Game for Saint Louis

  • Saint Louis beat the spread more often than not this year, going 9-7-1 against the spread.
  • The Billikens record against the spread as at least a 10.5-point favorite is above .500 at 6-2.
  • Saint Louis has hit the over less than half of the time, in eight of 17 games (47.1%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Saint Louis Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Billikens this season is Javonte Perkins, who averages 16.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game.
  • Jordan Goodwin leads Saint Louis in rebounding, averaging 10.2 per game, while Yuri Collins leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 6.2 in each contest.
  • The Billikens get the most three-point shooting production out of Perkins, who makes 2.1 threes per game.
  • Goodwin and Hasahn French lead the Billikens on the defensive end, with Goodwin leading the team in steals averaging 1.8 per game and French in blocks averaging 1.3 per contest.

Keys to the Game for UMass

  • The Minutemen have an even record against the spread, going 6-6 ATS.
  • The Minutemen and their opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year — 7 of 12 (58.3%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

UMass Leaders

  • Tre Mitchell holds the top Minutemen spot in two categories: scoring (18.9 points per game) and rebounding (7.1 rebounds per game).
  • The UMass leader in assists is Noah Fernandes with 4.9 assists per game.
  • Carl Pierre leads the Minutemen in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.4 made threes per game.
  • The Minutemen leaders in steals and blocks are Fernandes (1.7 steals per game) and Mitchell (1.4 blocks per game).

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Minutemen (+10.5)

Pick OU:
Under (145)

Prediction: Saint Louis 76, UMass 69

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Head to Head

The Billikens have a 2-1 record in the last three games against the Minutemen. In those games against the Billikens, the Minutemen have a 2-0 record against the spread.

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.
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