Halftime Report

Massachusetts is on the road but looking no worse for wear. They have jumped out to a quick 41-36 lead against Saint Louis.

If Massachusetts keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 13-7 in no time. On the other hand, Saint Louis will have to make due with an 8-12 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

Who's Playing

Massachusetts Minutemen @ Saint Louis Billikens

Current Records: Massachusetts 12-7, Saint Louis 8-11

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Chaifetz Arena -- St. Louis, Missouri
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket Cost: $8.95

What to Know

Massachusetts has enjoyed a two-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. The Massachusetts Minutemen and the Saint Louis Billikens will face off in an Atlantic 10 battle at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at Chaifetz Arena. Both of these teams will be coming in off a loss in a game they were expected to win.

Last Tuesday, the Minutemen lost 78-77 to the Hawks on a last-minute layup From Lynn Greer III. The loss hurts even more since Massachusetts was up 66-53 with 10:33 left in the second.

Even though the team lost, they still had their share of impressive performances. One of the most dominant came from Matt Cross, who scored 12 points along with nine rebounds. The team also got some help courtesy of Rahsool Diggins, who scored 17 points along with three steals.

Meanwhile, Saint Louis' recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Wednesday after their third straight loss. Their painful 84-61 loss to the Wildcats might stick with them for a while. The contest was up for grabs at halftime, but sadly Saint Louis was thoroughly outmatched 56-30 in the second half.

The loss doesn't tell the whole story though, as several players had good games. One of the most active was Bradley Ezewiro, who scored 20 points along with six rebounds. As a matter of fact, that's the most points he has scored all season. Less helpful for Saint Louis was Gibson Jimerson's abysmal 0-5 three-point shooting.

The Minutemen's loss ended a seven-game streak of wins at home and dropped them to 12-7. As for the Billikens, they have been struggling recently, as they've lost six of their last seven games, which put a noticeable dent in their 8-11 record this season.

Looking forward, Massachusetts is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 4.5 points. For those looking to play the spread, keep Massachusetts in mind: they have a solid 12-6 record against the spread this season.

Massachusetts beat Saint Louis 90-81 in their previous matchup back in January of 2023. The rematch might be a little tougher for Massachusetts since the squad won't have the home-court advantage this time around. We'll see if the change in venue makes a difference.


Massachusetts is a 4.5-point favorite against Saint Louis, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 156.5 points.

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Series History

Saint Louis has won 7 out of their last 10 games against Massachusetts.

  • Jan 04, 2023 - Massachusetts 90 vs. Saint Louis 81
  • Jan 23, 2022 - Saint Louis 90 vs. Massachusetts 59
  • Jan 20, 2022 - Massachusetts 91 vs. Saint Louis 85
  • Mar 05, 2021 - Saint Louis 86 vs. Massachusetts 72
  • Mar 01, 2021 - Saint Louis 78 vs. Massachusetts 57
  • Feb 18, 2020 - Massachusetts 67 vs. Saint Louis 63
  • Jan 05, 2020 - Saint Louis 83 vs. Massachusetts 80
  • Jan 09, 2019 - Saint Louis 65 vs. Massachusetts 62
  • Jan 20, 2018 - Saint Louis 66 vs. Massachusetts 47
  • Jan 25, 2017 - Saint Louis 74 vs. Massachusetts 70