St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Connecticut Huskies Prediction, 12/11/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Connecticut Huskies
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies (8-1) are traveling to Prudential Center on Saturday where they will go up against the Connecticut Huskies (8-2).
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies faced off with Loyola and walked away with a win by a score of 84-71 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the Bonnies walked away with 6 while Loyola accumulated 11 personal fouls. They made 12 of 29 shots from 3-point range. Loyola shot 83.3% from the charity stripe by converting 5 of 6 attempts. Moreover, Loyola collected 21 boards (6 offensive, 15 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Loyola dished out 21 assists and had 5 steals in this game. With regard to defending, St. Bonaventure let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor on 27 out of 54 shooting. They also dished out 23 assists for this contest while forcing 13 turnovers and earning 10 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they compiled 27 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Bonnies buried 5 of their 8 tries for a percentage of 62.5%. St. Bonaventure ended the contest with a 60.0% field goal percentage (36 of 60) and converted 7 of 19 shots from distance.
Jaren Holmes is someone who was a major factor in this contest. He walked away from this one shooting 75.0% from the field and also earned 9 assists. He saw the court for 40 minutes and also totaled 4 rebounds. He accounted for 22 points on 9 out of 12 shooting.
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St. Bonaventure will take the court with a mark of 8-1 this season. They currently have an average of 74.9 points per game (123rd in the nation) while connecting on 46.9% from the field. The Bonnies are shooting 34.1% on shots from beyond the arc (60 of 176) and 78.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, St. Bonaventure is pulling down 36.3 rebounds per contest and has totaled 134 dimes on the season, which is 101st in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 9.9 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 13.4 personal fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Bonnies are forcing 11.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 15.4 fouls. They are 223rd in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 117 surrendered so far this year. The Bonnies defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.1% (215 of 536) and they surrender 33.6 boards per contest as a squad. They are relinquishing 33.9% on 3-point attempts and they rank 132nd in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (66.0).
When they last played, the Connecticut Huskies took a loss by a final score of 56-53 when they played West Virginia. When it comes to rebounds, Connecticut allowed West Virginia to pull down 31 overall (12 on the offensive glass). They went 37.5% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 6 of 16 and finished the game at 12 out of 27 at the free throw line (44.4%). The Huskies allowed West Virginia to make 19 out of their 48 attempts from the floor which had them at 39.6% for this contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Huskies went 22 for 56 from the field which had them at 39.3%. In reference to shots from beyond the perimeter, Connecticut made 3 out of their 21 tries (14.3%). They were able to make 6 of the free throw tries for a clip of 54.5%. West Virginia earned 13 personal fouls for this contest which got the Huskies to the charity stripe for a total of 11 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while earning 8 steals in this matchup. The Huskies corralled 22 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards for a total of 35 in the matchup.
Isaiah Whaley ended up having an impact for the Huskies in the game. He scored 15 points in his 30 minutes of playing time, but didn't get an assist. He knocked down 7 out of 10 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 70.0%, and had 3 rebounds.
Connecticut has a record of 8-2 this season. As an offense, the Huskies are hitting on 44.7% from the floor, which is 161st in the nation. Connecticut has tallied 826 points for the season (82.6 per contest) and they snag 43.7 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 15.3 times per game (67th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 13.0 times per contest. The Huskies are committing 18.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 74.2% from the free throw line.
The Connecticut defense surrenders 31.9% on shots from 3-point land (60 of 188) and their opposition makes 63.0% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 9.9 assists and 34.0 boards per contest, which ranks 41st and 149th in college basketball. The Huskies are ranked 59th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 61.9. They are forcing their opponents into 17.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 37.4% from the field (21st in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Connecticut
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