St. Bonaventure vs Saint Louis Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 3/7/2020
Game: St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Saint Louis Billikens
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Saint Louis -4.5
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies travel to Chaifetz Arena to play the Saint Louis Billikens on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Saint Louis as 4.5 point favorites.
St. Bonaventure comes into this game with an overall record of 19-11. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 69.8 points per game while giving up 66.7 per contest. Saint Louis has an overall mark of 22-8. They are averaging 71.7 points per contest and giving up 65.7, which is a point differential of 6.0.
Valuable St. Bonaventure Bonnies Betting Trends
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 16-12-1 against the spread
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 18-10-1 against the over/under
Important Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 16-12-1 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 16-13-0 against the over/under
Key St. Bonaventure Bonnies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
12/21/19 G Gibson Jimerson Foot is out for season
03/06/20 G Demarius Jacobs Suspension is questionable Saturday vs St. Bonaventure
02/20/20 G Fred Thatch Jr. Leg is out for season
Kyle Lofton comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 38.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Dominick Welch averages 11.9 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jordan Goodwin averages 15.5 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 55%. Javonte Perkins averages 15.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Bonaventure averages 69.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 219th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 154th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 130th in the nation. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 111th and 99th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 301st with 11.6 per game. The Bonnies allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 106th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 100th and 162nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 82nd and they give up 14.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 274th place in Division 1. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 87th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis is 153rd in the country with 71.7 points per game this year. They are 91st in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 144th in the nation. They are 23rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.6 boards per game, and 74th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Billikens are 201st in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Billikens surrender 65.7 points per contest, which ranks them 73rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 51st and 121st in those defensive statistics. They rank 53rd with 11.0 assists allowed per contest and 88th with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Billikens are 196th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game.
The Bonnies are 112th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.5. In terms of pace they are 310th in the country with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 174th. As a team they are 186th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 262nd in Division 1. St. Bonaventure is 281st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
Saint Louis is 229th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Billikens are 148th in the country in offensive rating with 103. In terms of pace they are 212th in Division 1 with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 171st. As a team they are 252nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 346th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. Bonaventure/Saint Louis college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Saint Louis -4.5
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