Hofstra Pride vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hofstra Pride vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Reilly Center in Saint Bonaventure, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Hofstra (+10.5)
Reilly Center is the site where and the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (1-0) will take on the Hofstra Pride (3-2) on Saturday. St. Bonaventure opens this game as 10.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 147.
Hofstra heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 3-2 so far this season. They turn the ball over 13.2 times per game and as a group they commit 16.8 fouls every game. As a team, Hofstra is pulling in 37.8 boards per game and has totaled 64 dimes this year, which has them ranked 197th in the nation in terms of passing. The Pride are connecting on 28.9% from downtown (37 of 128) and 74.4% from the free throw line. They average 74.2 points per game (164th in the nation) while shooting 41.6% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Pride are forcing 12.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.6 personal fouls. The Pride defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 42.0% (128 of 305) and they relinquish 36.2 rebounds per game as a group. They are 210th in the country in allowing assists with 75 relinquished this season. They are conceding 35.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 228th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (73.0).
The Hofstra Pride stepped onto the hardwood against the Monmouth Hawks and walked away with a win by a score of 96-88 in their last game. Hofstra finished with a 54.9% field goal percentage (28 of 51) and knocked down 11 out of their 24 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Pride buried 29 of 32 attempts for a rate of 90.6%. When talking about rebounding, they earned a total of 39 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 14 assists for the matchup as well as having 7 steals and 2 rejections. With regard to defending, Hofstra allowed the other team to shoot 54.9% from the floor on 28 of 51. Monmouth earned 17 dimes and 13 steals in this game. Furthurmore, the Hawks grabbed 21 boards (6 offensive, 15 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Monmouth finished 69.2% from the charity stripe by making 9 of their 13 attempts. They also made 15 of 30 shots from 3-point land.
Jalen Ray is a guy who saw a lot of action for this contest. He ended up walking away with 29 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 38 mins and grabbed 2 boards. Ray walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the field and also recorded 4 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of court time in this contest for the Pride was Tareq Coburn. He had 5 rebounds and tallied 2 dimes. He went 38.5% from the floor in this contest by going 5-of-13 (28 points). When the final whistle blew, Coburn played 36 minutes.
St. Bonaventure has a win-loss record of 1-0 for the campaign. The Bonnies commit 17 fouls every game and they go 71.4% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 15 times per contest (105th in college basketball) and they turn it over 10 times per game. St. Bonaventure has tallied 81 points on the campaign and they snag 36 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Bonnies are shooting 46.2% from the floor, which ranks them 141st in Division 1. The Bonnies on the defensive side of the court are 238th in college basketball in PPG given up with 74.0. They concede 10 dimes and 41 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 52nd and 300th in college hoops. The St. Bonaventure defense allows 18.8% on 3-point shots (6 of 32) and their opponents are converting on 95.2% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 17 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.0% from the field (96th in college basketball).
The last time they took the hardwood, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies took home the win by a final score of 81-74 against the Akron Zips. The Bonnies collected 20 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 for the game. They blocked 2 shots while earning 8 steals in this contest. The Zips were called for 24 personal fouls for the game which took the Bonnies to the free throw line for 28 shots. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throws for a rate of 71.4%. When discussing three-point attempts, St. Bonaventure buried 1 of 14 attempts (7.1%). When all was said and done, the Bonnies finished shooting 30 for 65 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.2%. The Bonnies allowed the Zips to make 24 out of their 60 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.0% in the matchup. They went 18.8% from downtown by going 6 of 32 and finished the game at 20 out of 21 at the charity stripe (95.2%). In reference to cleaning the glass, St. Bonaventure allowed Akron to pull down 33 overall (8 on the offensive side).
Kyle Lofton saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Bonnies for the contest. He buried 5 of 10 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which had him sitting at 17 points. Lofton pulled down 4 rebounds in his 39 mins played and tallied 5 dimes for the game. One more player who was a determining factor for St. Bonaventure was Dominick Welch. He accumulated 18 points in 37 minutes on the hardwood via 6 out of 13 from the floor for the game. Welch finished going 46.2% from the field and also earning 4 assists and 5 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hofstra (+10.5)
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