Buffalo at St. Bonaventure College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/8/2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
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The Buffalo Bulls travel to Reilly Center to play the St. Bonaventure Bonnies on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 8 point favorites.
Buffalo heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-0. They currently have a point differential of 19.0 as they are averaging 87.4 points per contest while giving up 68.4 per game. St. Bonaventure has an overall record of 4-5. They are averaging 70.2 points per game and surrendering 63.1, good for a point differential of 7.1.
Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 5-1-1 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Important St. Bonaventure Bonnies Betting Trends
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 4-5-0 against the spread
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 2-6-1 against the over/under
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. Bonaventure Bonnies Injuries
11/28/18 G Dominick Welch Muscle Pull is out indefinitely
11/20/18 F LaDarien Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
11/20/18 F Melkisedek Moreaux Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Nick Perkins averages 14.4 points per game in 24.1 minutes per contest. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 8.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%. C.J. Massinburg comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Kyle Lofton averages 13.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Jalen Poyser averages 16.1 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 68.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 110th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 87th and 73rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 224th, and they give up 9.1 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the NCAA. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 303rd in the nation. Buffalo averages 87.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 19.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 74th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 191st in D-1. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 30th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 318th with 11.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bonnies surrender 63.1 points per contest, which ranks them 36th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 57th and 150th in those defensive statistics. They rank 91st with 11.4 assists allowed per contest, and 125th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bonnies are 248th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. St. Bonaventure is 273rd in the country with 70.2 points per game this year. They are 202nd in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 148th in the nation. They are 282nd in the country in rebounding with 33.8 boards per game and 246th in assists per contest with 12.6. The Bonnies are 213th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Bulls are 24th in the nation in offensive rating with 115.9. In terms of pace they are 66th in the country with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 77th. As a team they are 89th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 101st in Division 1. Buffalo is 338th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions.
St. Bonaventure is 170th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bonnies have an offensive rating of 101.9, which is ranked 224th. They are 301st in D-1 in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 214th. As a unit they are 225th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 275th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Buffalo/St. Bonaventure college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Bonaventure +8
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