St. Bonaventure vs VCU Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs VCU Rams
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
Odds/Point Spread: VCU -7.5
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies travel to Stuart C. Siegel Center to play the VCU Rams on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has VCU as 7.5 point favorites.
St. Bonaventure heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-5. They currently have a point differential of 6.6 as they are averaging 68.3 points per contest while giving up 61.7 per game. VCU has an overall record of 12-5. They are averaging 70.6 points per game and surrendering 62.0, good for a point differential of 8.6.
Valuable St. Bonaventure Bonnies Betting Trends
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 10-6-0 against the spread
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 4-13-0 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 7-10-0 against the over/under
Key St. Bonaventure Bonnies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key VCU Rams Injuries
12/16/19 G Malik Crowfield Wrist is out indefinitely
Kyle Lofton comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 38.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Dominick Welch averages 11.5 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Marcus Santos-Silva averages 13.1 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 54%. Marcus Evans averages 11.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Bonaventure averages 68.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 257th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 189th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 89th in the nation. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 157th and 172nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 274th with 12.3 per game. The Bonnies allow 61.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 36th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 40th and 108th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 71st and they give up 12.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 167th place in Division 1. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 175th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU is 207th in the country with 70.6 points per game this year. They are 236th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 8.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 150th in the nation. They are 267th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.1 boards per game, and 192nd in assists per contest with 13.1. The Rams are 201st in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Rams surrender 62.0 points per contest, which ranks them 42nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 119th and 164th in those defensive statistics. They rank 42nd with 10.4 assists allowed per contest and 207th with 35.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 341st in country in forcing turnovers with 18.6 per game.
The Bonnies are 145th in the nation in offensive rating with 103. In terms of pace they are 321st in the country with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 194th. As a team they are 195th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 238th in Division 1. St. Bonaventure is 235th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
VCU is 186th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Rams are 185th in the country in offensive rating with 100.8. In terms of pace they are 178th in Division 1 with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 212th. As a team they are 192nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 140th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. Bonaventure/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take VCU -7.5
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