Buffalo Bulls vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Reilly Center in Saint Bonaventure, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo (+6)
Reilly Center is the venue where and the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (2-0) will play the Buffalo Bulls (3-3) on Tuesday. Buffalo opens this game as 6-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 153.
Buffalo enters this game with a mark of 3-3 on the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.2 times per contest and as a team they are committing 21.5 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Buffalo is collecting 43.3 rebounds per game and has totaled 94 assists this year, which ranks 115th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Bulls are shooting 33.1% on 3-pointers (40 of 121) and 65.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 82.2 points per contest (55th in Division 1) while connecting on 47.6% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Bulls are able to force 11.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.2 fouls. They are ranked 166th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 74 surrendered on the year. The Bulls are allowing a field goal percentage of 41.1% (157 of 382) and they concede 36.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 24.4% on 3-point shots while they are 275th in the nation in PPG allowed (77.0).
The Buffalo Bulls faced off with the Syracuse Orange and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 107-96 in their last game. Buffalo walked away from the contest having earned a 49.4% FG percentage (39 of 79) and converted 9 out of their 22 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bulls made 9 of 13 tries for a percentage of 69.2%. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they compiled 40 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 22 assists in this contest as well as earning 5 steals and 2 blocks. In terms of defense, Buffalo allowed the other team to go 49.4% from the field on 39 of 79. Syracuse distributed 19 assists and 8 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Orange grabbed 40 rebounds (14 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Syracuse finished the game shooting 76.2% from the free throw line by knocking down 32 of their 42 attempts. They also knocked down 3 of 19 attempts from long range.
Jayvon Graves is a guy who had an impact for this game. He recorded 22 points on 9 out of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 41 minutes and also totaled 8 boards. Graves ended up shooting 47.4% from the field and totaled 7 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in this contest for the Bulls was Ronaldo Segu. He grabbed 4 boards and accounted for 6 dimes. He finished the contest at 45.5% from the field in the matchup by shooting 5-of-11 (13 points). At the conclusion of this game, Segu was on the court for 41 min.
St. Bonaventure has a mark of 2-0 for the campaign. The Bonnies have committed 17.5 fouls per game and they hit 73.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 17.0 times per game (45th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 10.5 times per game. St. Bonaventure has tallied 158 points so far this season (79.0 per contest) and they grab 42.0 boards per contest. As an offense, the Bonnies are connecting on 45.5% from the floor, which ranks them 156th in the nation. The Bonnies on the defensive end are ranked 205th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 71.5. They surrender 11.5 dimes and 37.0 boards per game, which ranks them 103rd and 232nd in those categories on the defensive end. The St. Bonaventure defense surrenders 24.2% on shots from beyond the arc (15 of 62) and opponents are connecting on 74.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 39.7% from the floor (82nd in college hoops).
In their last game, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies walked away with a victory by a final of 77-69 when they faced the Hofstra Pride. The Bonnies pulled down 32 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 42 for the contest. They turned away 4 tries while recording 4 steals for this game. The Pride committed 14 fouls for this game which got the Bonnies to the charity stripe for a total of 13 shots. They were able to bury 10 of them for a rate of 76.9%. In the matter of shooting from 3-point land, St. Bonaventure made 7 out of their 16 tries (43.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Bonnies finished the game shooting 30 for 67 from the field which gave them a rate of 44.8%. The Bonnies allowed the Pride to knock down 24 of their 61 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 39.3% in this matchup. They finished 30.0% from 3-point land by hitting 9 of 30 and ended up shooting 12 out of 22 from the free throw line (54.5%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, St. Bonaventure permitted Hofstra to snag 32 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Dominick Welch played a lot for the Bonnies in the matchup. He knocked down 5 of 10 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which got him 15 points. Welch had 8 rebounds in his 37 minutes and had 3 dimes in this contest. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for St. Bonaventure was Kyle Lofton. He accumulated 16 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood via 6 of 12 shooting in this game. Lofton ended up shooting 50.0% from the field as well as earning 9 dimes and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Buffalo (+6)
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