Saint Joseph's Hawks vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies Prediction, 1/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saint Joseph's Hawks vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Reilly Center in Saint Bonaventure, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Saint Joseph's (+12.5)
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies (3-1) host the Saint Joseph's Hawks (0-7) at Reilly Center on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have St. Bonaventure as 12.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 153.5.
Saint Joseph's will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 0-7 for the campaign. They have an average of 73.6 pts per contest (159th in college hoops) while shooting 40.3% from the floor. The Hawks are connecting on 29.0% on three-point attempts (64 of 221) and 72.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Saint Joseph's is pulling down 33.1 boards per contest and has accounted for 105 dimes this year, which has them ranked 202nd in D-1 in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.7 times per game and as a squad are committing 22.3 fouls per contest. Defensively, the Hawks are forcing their opponents into 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.7 fouls. The Hawks defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 46.7% (208 of 445) and they surrender 44.4 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 220th in the country in allowing assists with 118 surrendered on the campaign. They concede 36.4% on 3-point shots and they are 341st in the country in points per game from their opponents (89.4).
The Saint Joseph's Hawks faced off with the Rhode Island Rams and ended up losing by a score of 85-77 in their last game. Saint Joseph's ended the game having earned a 39.7% field goal percentage (29 of 73) and made 13 of their 40 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Hawks made 6 of 11 shots for a percentage of 54.5%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they earned 35 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 18 assists for the matchup in addition to getting 7 steals and 2 blocks. With respect to defense, Saint Joseph's allowed 39.7% from the field on 29 of 73 shooting. Rhode Island dished out 16 dimes and had 10 steals for the game. On top of that, the Rams grabbed 47 rebounds (12 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Rhode Island ended up going 78.9% from the free throw line by making 15 of 19 tries. They converted 6 of 25 shots from distance.
Taylor Funk is one guy who came through for this contest. He accounted for 29 points on 11 out of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 40 minutes played and totaled 7 boards. Funk finished the contest at 52.4% from the floor and also distributed 2 dimes. One more player that was a factor in this contest for the Hawks was Cameron Brown. He pulled down 5 boards and also earned 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 53.3% from the floor for this game by going 8-of-15 (21 points). When the game finished, Brown played 38 min.
St. Bonaventure has a win-loss mark of 3-1 this year. The Bonnies are responsible for committing 19.5 personal fouls every game and they go 70.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 14.3 times per contest (138th in the country) and they cough up possession 13.3 times per game. St. Bonaventure has accumulated 284 pts so far this season (71.0 per contest) and they average 37.8 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Bonnies are shooting 44.0% from the field, which is ranked 197th in D-1. The Bonnies on defense are ranked 143rd in D-1 in points given up per game with 68.0. The St. Bonaventure defense allows 24.5% on shots from distance (25 of 102) and their opponents are connecting on 68.5% of their foul shots. They have conceded 12.8 assists and 36.3 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 169th and 216th in those categories on the defensive end. They have forced 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 42.1% from the field (150th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies went home victorious with a score of 69-66 when they faced the Richmond Spiders. The Bonnies snagged 25 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 36 in this matchup. They rejected 4 attempts while getting 3 steals in the game. The Spiders committed 16 fouls in this matchup which took the Bonnies to the charity stripe for 14 shots. They were able to bury 12 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 85.7%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, St. Bonaventure buried 5 out of their 18 tries (27.8%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bonnies walked away from this one shooting 26 out of 57 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.6%. The Bonnies allowed the Spiders to make 23 of 54 tries from the field which had them shooting 42.6% in this contest. They finished 25.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 6 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 21 at the charity stripe (66.7%). When discussing rebounding, St. Bonaventure permitted Richmond to get 27 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Jaren Holmes ended up being important for the Bonnies for the game. He buried 7 of 12 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 58.3%, which had him sitting at 17 points. Holmes totaled 3 boards in his 31 minutes played and had 2 dimes in the game. One more player that ended up playing a role for St. Bonaventure was Kyle Lofton. He ended up walking away with 16 points in 37 minutes on the hardwood via 5 out of 9 shooting in this matchup. Lofton wrapped this one up going 55.6% from the floor while earning 3 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Bonaventure (-12.5)
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