St. Bonaventure vs Rutgers NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/16/2019
Game: St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Rutgers -7.5
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Rutgers as 7.5 point favorites.
St. Bonaventure comes into this game with an overall record of 0-3. They currently have a point differential of -9.0 as they are averaging 59.0 points per game while giving up 68.0 per contest. Rutgers has an overall record of 3-0. They are averaging 73.7 points per game and surrendering 55.7, good for a point differential of 18.0.
Valuable St. Bonaventure Bonnies Betting Trends
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 1-2-0 against the spread
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Key St. Bonaventure Bonnies Injuries
11/07/19 F Osun Osunniyi Knee is out indefinitely
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dominick Welch comes into this contest averaging 13.0 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Kyle Lofton averages 12.0 points per game in 38.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 34% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Geo Baker averages 14.0 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Ron Harper Jr. averages 10.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 53%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Bonaventure averages 59.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 325th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -9.0 and their shooting percentage is 35% as a team, which has them ranked 334th. Behind the arc they shoot 23% which is good for 332nd in the nation. They average 37.0 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game, which ranks them 190th and 272nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 202nd with 13.3 per game. The Bonnies allow 68.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 169th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 217th and 100th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 184th and they give up 14.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 280th place in Division 1. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 102nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers is 179th in the country with 73.7 points per game this year. They are 160th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 18.0. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 275th in the nation. They are 61st in the NCAA in rebounding with 43.0 boards per game, and 120th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Scarlet Knights are 245th in turnovers per game with 12.3. The Scarlet Knights surrender 55.7 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in D-1. Their defense allows a 34% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 32nd and 209th in those defensive statistics. They rank 166th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest and 86th with 32.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Scarlet Knights are 250th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per game.
The Bonnies are 302nd in the nation in offensive rating with 88.1. In terms of pace they are 297th in the country with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 40% is 333rd. As a team they are 327th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 44% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 95th in Division 1. St. Bonaventure is 184th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 238th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 103.8, which is ranked 157th. They are 203rd in D-1 in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 212th. As a unit they are 200th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 274th in the country.
Who will win tonight's St. Bonaventure/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Rutgers -7.5
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