VCU at St. Bonaventure Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
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The VCU Rams travel to Reilly Center to play the St. Bonaventure Bonnies on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has VCU as 2.5 point favorites.
VCU comes into this game with an overall record of 16-6. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 69.7 points per game while giving up 62.9 per contest. St. Bonaventure has an overall record of 9-13. They are averaging 66.9 points per game and surrendering 66.0, good for a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 13-8-1 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 7-14-1 against the over/under
Important St. Bonaventure Bonnies Betting Trends
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 9-11-2 against the spread
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 7-14-1 against the over/under
Key VCU Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. Bonaventure Bonnies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marcus Evans comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. De'Riante Jenkins averages 11.8 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Courtney Stockard averages 15.9 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Kyle Lofton averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 38.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU averages 69.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 266th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 268th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 338th in the nation. They average 37.0 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 103rd and 223rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 68th with 14.6 per game. The Rams allow 62.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 265th and they give up 10.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 33rd place in Division 1. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 330th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Bonaventure is 313th in the country with 66.9 points per game this year. They are 267th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 0.9. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 295th in the nation. They are 246th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.3 boards per game, and 278th in assists per contest with 12.1. The Bonnies are 188th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Bonnies surrender 66.0 points per contest, which ranks them 45th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 100th and 122nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 89th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest and 103rd with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bonnies are 215th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game.
The Rams have an offensive rating of 98.6, which is ranked 289th. They are 168th in college basketball in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 280th. As a unit they are 260th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 104th in D-1. VCU is 59th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions.
St. Bonaventure is 127th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Bonnies have an offensive rating of 98.5, which is ranked 292nd. They are 327th in D-1 in pace with 66 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 301st. As a unit they are 294th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 307th in the country.
Who will win tonight's VCU/St. Bonaventure college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Bonaventure +2.5
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