St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Rhode Island Rams Prediction, 12/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Rhode Island Rams
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Location: Ryan Center in Kingston, RI
Odds/Point Spread: St. Bonaventure (+2.5)
Ryan Center is the site where and the Rhode Island Rams (3-5) will take on the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (2-0) on Wednesday. St. Bonaventure opens this game as 2.5-point dogs. The O/U opens at 144.5.
St. Bonaventure heads into this matchup with a record of 2-0 so far this year. They average 79.0 pts per contest (83rd in the nation) while hitting 45.5% from the field. The Bonnies are shooting 26.7% on shots from 3-point land (8 of 30) and 73.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, St. Bonaventure is pulling in 42.0 boards per game and has earned 34 assists on the year, which is 324th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 10.5 times per game and as a squad are committing 17.5 fouls every game. On defense, the Bonnies are able to force 14.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.0 fouls. They are currently ranked 6th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 23 relinquished for the season. The Bonnies are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 39.7% (48 of 121) and they relinquish 37.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They give up 24.2% on 3-point attempts and they rank 207th in D-1 in PPG allowed (71.5).
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies faced the Hofstra Pride and went home with a win by a final score of 77-69 in their last game. St. Bonaventure finished the game having earned a 44.8% field goal percentage (30 out of 67) and converted 7 out of their 16 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Bonnies knocked down 10 of their 13 attempts for a rate of 76.9%. When discussing pulling down boards, they compiled 42 with 10 of them being offensive. They also doled out 19 assists in this contest in addition to getting 4 steals and 4 blocked shots. In relation to the defense, St. Bonaventure allowed 44.8% from the floor on 30 out of 67 shooting. Hofstra earned 13 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Pride totaled 32 boards (7 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Hofstra finished 54.5% at the charity stripe by burying 12 of 22 attempts. They also converted 9 out of their 30 shots from three-point range.
Kyle Lofton is one guy who came through for the game. He ended up with 16 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 34 mins and also grabbed 4 rebounds. Lofton went 50.0% from the field and earned 9 assists. Someone else that had an impact in the game for the Bonnies was Dominick Welch. He grabbed 8 boards and also accounted for 3 assists. He went 50.0% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 5-of-10 (15 points). When the final whistle blew, Welch was on the court for 37 minutes.
Rhode Island has a win-loss record of 3-5 for the year. Rhode Island has scored 581 points this season (72.6 per game) and they snag 34.6 rebounds per contest. The Rams have committed 22.3 personal fouls every game and they go 68.1% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Rams are shooting 45.5% from the floor, which ranks them 153rd in D-1. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 10.0 times per game (311th in the nation) and they are turning it over 13.0 times per contest. The Rams on defense are ranked 209th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 71.6. The Rhode Island defense concedes 31.8% on shots from distance (54 of 170) and opponents are making 66.8% of their foul shots. They concede 9.6 assists and 37.9 boards every game, which ranks them 25th and 262nd in the country. They have forced 13.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.2% from the field (94th in Division 1).
In their last game, the Rhode Island Rams went home defeated by a final of 67-58 when they played the Davidson Wildcats. The Rams were able to pull down 26 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the matchup. They blocked 6 attempts while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Wildcats had 16 fouls for this contest which got the Rams to the free throw line for a total of 18 shots. They were able to convert 7 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 38.9%. Concerning three-point shots, Rhode Island buried 7 of their 21 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Rams went 22 for 55 from the floor which had them shooting 40.0%. The Rams allowed the Wildcats to make 24 out of their 56 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.9% for the game. They wrapped up this game 40.0% from 3-point land via 10 out of 25 and ended up going 9 of 17 from the charity stripe (52.9%). In reference to rebounds, Rhode Island allowed Davidson to grab 39 in total (10 offensive).
Malik Martin ended up being important for the Rams for this contest. He made 7 of 9 in the matchup for a rate of 77.8%, which got him 20 points. Martin snagged 4 boards in his 26 minutes and had 2 assists in this matchup. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Rhode Island was Makhel Mitchell. He totaled 12 points in his 23 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 of 10 shooting in this game. Mitchell finished going 60.0% from the field while also contributing 2 assists and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Rhode Island (-2.5)
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