George Washington Colonials vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies Prediction, 2/26/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: George Washington Colonials vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies
Date: Friday, February 26, 2021
Location: Reilly Center in Saint Bonaventure, NY
Odds/Point Spread: George Washington (+14.5)
The George Washington Colonials (4-10) are headed to Reilly Center on Friday where they'll take on the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (12-3). George Washington opens this game as 14.5-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 138.5.
George Washington enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 4-10 for the season. The Colonials are connecting on 34.2% on shots from 3-point land (89 of 260) and 70.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 71.8 points per outing (172nd in college basketball) while shooting 46.0% from the field. They turn the ball over 14.4 times per contest and as a unit are committing 15.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, George Washington is pulling down 35.2 boards per contest and has tallied 168 dimes so far this season, which is 322nd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end, the Colonials are forcing 12.4 turnovers per game and they draw 16.5 fouls. They relinquish 33.3% on 3-point attempts while they are 245th in college hoops in opponents points per game (72.8). The Colonials defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.9% (380 of 865) and they relinquish 34.9 rebounds per contest as a group. They rank 90th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 211 conceded this season.
The George Washington Colonials faced the George Mason Patriots and took a loss by a final of 63-58 in their last game. George Washington finished the game with a 45.7% FG percentage (21 of 46) and buried 4 of their 12 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Colonials knocked down 12 of 20 shots for a rate of 60.0%. When talking about getting rebounds, they earned 33 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 8 assists in this contest while forcing 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In relation to the defense, George Washington allowed the other team to go 30.6% from the floor on 22 out of 72 shooting. George Mason totaled 10 dimes and had 7 steals in the game. On top of that, George Mason snagged 42 rebounds (21 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 7 blocks. George Mason finished the game at 75.0% at the free throw line by converting 12 of 16 shots. They buried 7 of 24 shots from downtown.
James Bishop is someone who came through in the matchup. He left the arena with 15 points on 4 out of 12 shooting. He played for 40 mins and grabbed 3 rebounds. Bishop walked away from this one shooting 33.3% from the field and also earned 4 dimes. Another guy that came through in the matchup for the Colonials was Ricky Lindo. He pulled down 14 rebounds in 40 minutes played on the night. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor in this contest by shooting 5-of-10 (12 points). When the final whistle was blown, Lindo wasn't able to notch an assist.
St. Bonaventure has a record of 12-3 on the campaign. St. Bonaventure has scored 1,050 points on the season (70.0 per game) and they pull down 37.4 rebounds per contest. The Bonnies are committing 16.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 73.0% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bonnies are hitting on 44.8% from the field, which is ranked 150th in college basketball. They are assisting teammates 14.4 times per game (100th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.5 times per game. The Bonnies defensively are ranked 18th in D-1 in PPG given up with 62.3. They have allowed 13.2 dimes and 33.7 rebounds per game, which is 202nd and 117th in the nation. The St. Bonaventure defense surrenders 30.7% from downtown (122 of 397) and their opponents are making 63.8% of their foul shots. They are able to force 12.3 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.2% from the field (15th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies took home the win by a final score of 56-53 against the Davidson Wildcats. The Bonnies were able to collect 23 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 8 times, while getting 3 steals in the game. The Wildcats were called for 9 personal fouls for the game which got the Bonnies to the charity stripe for 4 shots. They were able to bury 3 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 75.0%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, St. Bonaventure made 11 of their 21 tries (52.4%). When the game finished, the Bonnies shot 21 out of 53 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.6%. The Bonnies allowed the Wildcats to make 21 of their 49 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 42.9% in this contest. They went 28.6% from beyond the arc by going 8 of 28 and finished the contest at 3 out of 6 from the charity stripe (50.0%). In reference to rebounding, St. Bonaventure allowed Davidson to pull down 26 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Jaren Holmes was important for the Bonnies for this game. He buried 6 out of 12 in this game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and tallied 5 rebounds. Holmes scored 16 points in his 40 minutes of playing time, but wasn't able to get an assist. One more player that was important for St. Bonaventure was Dominick Welch. He walked away with 1 assist in 40 minutes played, and he knocked down 5 out of 10 from the floor. Welch wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field while totaling 15 points and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Bonaventure (-14.5)
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