St. Bonaventure vs MTSU NCAA Basketball Tips 12/21/2019
Game: St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs MTSU Blue Raiders
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Location: Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, TN
Odds/Point Spread: MTSU +5
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies travel to Murphy Center to play the MTSU Blue Raiders on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has St. Bonaventure as 5 point favorites.
St. Bonaventure comes into this game with an overall record of 7-4. They currently have a point differential of 6.0 as they are averaging 67.8 points per game while giving up 61.8 per contest. MTSU has an overall record of 4-7. They are averaging 75.2 points per game and surrendering 76.5, good for a point differential of -1.3.
Valuable St. Bonaventure Bonnies Betting Trends
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 6-4-0 against the spread
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Important MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 2-7-0 against the spread
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 4-5-0 against the over/under
Key St. Bonaventure Bonnies Injuries
11/07/19 F Osun Osunniyi Knee is out indefinitely
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
11/05/19 F DeAndre Dishman Knee is out for season
Kyle Lofton averages 12.6 points per game in 38.5 minutes per contest. He averages 6.8 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%. Dominick Welch comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Antonio Green averages 14.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 87%. C.J. Jones averages 16.8 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 95%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bonnies allow 61.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 39th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 90th and 68th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 119th, and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 114th place in the NCAA. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 142nd in the nation. St. Bonaventure averages 67.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 271st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 228th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 90th in D-1. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 176th and 147th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 231st with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Raiders surrender 76.5 points per contest, which ranks them 310th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 41% average from 3-point range, ranking them 270th and 347th in those defensive statistics. They rank 315th with 15.4 assists allowed per contest, and 230th with 36.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Raiders are 270th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game. MTSU is 118th in the country with 75.2 points per game this year. They are 156th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 198th in the nation. They are 152nd in the country in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game and 70th in assists per contest with 15.3. The Blue Raiders are 173rd in turnovers per game with 13.7.
The Bonnies are 164th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.6. In terms of pace they are 320th in the country with 66.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 207th. As a team they are 190th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 174th in Division 1. St. Bonaventure is 164th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
MTSU is 223rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Raiders have an offensive rating of 100.7, which is ranked 196th. They are 37th in D-1 in pace with 74.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 172nd. As a unit they are 193rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 208th in the country.
Who will win tonight's St. Bonaventure/MTSU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take MTSU +5
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