St. Bonaventure at Saint Louis College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
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The St. Bonaventure Bonnies travel to Chaifetz Arena to play the Saint Louis Billikens on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has St. Bonaventure as 2.5 point favorites.
St. Bonaventure comes into this game with an overall record of 23-6. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 78.5 points per game while giving up 70.9 per contest. Saint Louis has an overall mark of 16-14. They are averaging 66.1 points per contest and giving up 65.1, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable St. Bonaventure Bonnies Betting Trends
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 14-12 against the spread this season
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 14-12 against the over/under this year
Important Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 17-10 against the spread this season
The Saint Louis Billikens are 13-14 against the over/under this year
Key St. Bonaventure Bonnies Injuries
02/27/18 F Josh Ayeni Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
12/12/17 F Elliott Welmer Foot is out indefinitely
11/27/17 G Ty Graves Eligibility is out indefinitely
11/16/17 G Adonys Henriquez Undisclosed is out indefinitely
11/16/17 G Jermaine Bishop Undisclosed is out indefinitely
02/13/18 G Jordan Goodwin Suspension is out for season
Matt Mobley averages 18.4 points per game in 37.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Courtney Stockard averages 12.3 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Jordan Goodwin averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Javon Bess averages 13.2 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bonnies allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 140th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 67th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 189th, and they give up 13.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 164th place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 287th in college basketball. St. Bonaventure averages 78.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 68th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 152nd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 23rd in D-1. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 147th and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 295th with 11.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Billikens surrender 65.1 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 84th and 163rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 128th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 40th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Billikens are 105th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season. Saint Louis is 323rd in Division 1 with 66.1 points per game this year. They are 300th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 310th in the nation. They are 111th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game and 283rd in assists per contest with 12.1. The Billikens are 181st in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Bonnies are 65th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 99.9 is ranked 103rd. In terms of pace they are 171st in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 156th. As a team they are 95th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 280th in Division 1. St. Bonaventure is 309th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 70th in the nation.
Saint Louis is 119th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 74th in the nation. The Billikens are 263rd in the country in offensive rating with 100.9, and their defensive rating of 99.3 is ranked 87th. In terms of pace they are 337th in Division 1 with 65.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 323rd. As a team they are 312th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 296th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. Bonaventure/Saint Louis college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Saint Louis +2.5
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