St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Davidson Wildcats Prediction, 2/24/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Davidson Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Location: John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, NC
Odds/Point Spread: St. Bonaventure (+1)
The Davidson Wildcats (11-6) play the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (11-3) at John M. Belk Arena on Wednesday. Davidson opens this game as 1-point favorites. The total is set at 134.
St. Bonaventure steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 11-3 for the season. They average 71.0 points per contest (189th in Division 1) while going 45.1% from the floor. The Bonnies are hitting 33.9% on shots from downtown (79 of 233) and 73.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, St. Bonaventure is grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game and has tallied 206 dimes for the campaign, which is 270th in the nation in terms of passing. They turn it over 11.7 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.4 personal fouls per contest. On the defensive end of the court, the Bonnies are able to force 12.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.6 personal fouls. The Bonnies are allowing a field goal percentage of 39.0% (311 of 798) and they relinquish 33.9 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 50th in college hoops in giving up assists with 185 relinquished on the season. They are giving up 30.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 24th in D-1 in points per game allowed (62.9).
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies faced the Wildcats and walked away with a win by a score of 69-58 in their last game. St. Bonaventure walked away from the contest having earned a 47.2% FG percentage (25 of 53) and converted 11 out of their 21 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Bonnies knocked down 8 of 9 tries for a rate of 88.9%. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they collected 36 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 15 assists in this contest while earning 2 steals and 2 blocked shots. In relation to defending, St. Bonaventure allowed 47.2% from the floor on 25 of 53 shooting. Davidson doled out 16 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. In addition, the Wildcats collected 24 rebounds (5 offensive, 19 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Davidson finished the game at 50.0% from the charity stripe by making 3 of their 6 attempts. They also knocked down 13 of 37 shots from distance.
Jaren Holmes is someone who was a major contributor for this contest. He had 19 points on 7 out of 12 shooting. He played 40 minutes played and also collected 11 boards. Holmes shot 58.3% from the floor and earned 2 assists. One more player that played a role in the game for the Bonnies was Kyle Lofton. He grabbed 4 rebounds and also earned 6 dimes. He went 46.2% from the field for the contest by shooting 6-of-13 (18 points). Overall, Lofton was on the hardwood for 40 minutes.
Davidson has a win-loss mark of 11-6 on the season. When it comes to offense, the Wildcats are shooting 47.8% from the field, which ranks 42nd in the nation. Davidson has tallied 1,249 pts so far this season (73.5 per game) and they pull in 35.8 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 15.1 times per game (73rd in the nation) and they turn it over 10.7 times per contest. The Wildcats are responsible for committing 14.8 personal fouls every game and they hit 68.6% from the free throw line. The Wildcats defensively are ranked 43rd in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 64.2. The Davidson defense gives up 33.6% on shots from 3-point land (130 of 387) and their opponents are connecting on 72.5% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 10.9 assists and 29.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 41st and 7th in those defensive categories. They are forcing 10.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.2% from the floor (130th in college hoops).
In their loss to the Bonnies, the Wildcats collected 19 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 24 for the matchup. They also rejected 2 shots while recording 4 steals in this game. The Bonnies were called for 12 personal fouls for the game which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for 6 attempts. They were able to make 3 of them for a clip of 50.0%. When discussing shooting from downtown, Davidson made 13 out of their 37 attempts (35.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Wildcats went 21 for 53 from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.6%. The Wildcats permitted the Bonnies to convert 25 out of 53 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 47.2% for this game. They went 52.4% from behind the 3-point line via 11 of 21 and finished the game at 8 out of 9 at the free throw line (88.9%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Davidson allowed St. Bonaventure to pull down 36 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Kellan Grady ended up being a major contributor for the Wildcats in the matchup. He buried 7 of 12 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, which had him sitting at 18 points. Grady pulled down 3 boards in his 32 mins played and had 5 assists for this contest. One more player who came through for Davidson was Hyunjung Lee. He racked up 18 points in his 31 minutes played via 6 of 10 shooting for the game. Lee ended the game having shot 60.0% from the floor and also earning 2 assists and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Bonaventure (+1)
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