St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Richmond Spiders Prediction, 1/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Richmond Spiders
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: Robins Center in Richmond, VA
Odds/Point Spread: St. Bonaventure (+6)
The Richmond Spiders (7-2) play the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (2-1) at Robins Center on Saturday. Richmond opens this contest as 6-point favorites. The over/under is set at 147.5.
St. Bonaventure heads into this one with a mark of 2-1 for the season. The Bonnies are shooting 28.9% on three-point attempts (13 of 45) and 66.7% from the charity stripe. They average 71.7 points per contest (202nd in college basketball) while connecting on 43.5% from the field. They turn it over 13.7 times per game and as a unit they commit 20.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, St. Bonaventure is pulling down 37.7 boards per game and has racked up 48 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 312th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end of the court, the Bonnies have forced 17.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. The Bonnies are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.9% (70 of 167) and they concede 38.7 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 14th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 37 surrendered on the season. They are relinquishing 24.4% from 3-point land and they are 155th in college hoops in opponents points per game (68.7).
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies faced the Rhode Island Rams and took a loss by a score of 63-57 in their last contest. St. Bonaventure finished the contest with a 39.3% field goal percentage (24 out of 61) and made 5 out of their 15 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Bonnies converted 4 of 10 attempts for a rate of 40.0%. When talking about hauling in boards, they earned 26 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 14 assists in the matchup as well as earning 12 steals and 4 rejections. In regard to the defense, St. Bonaventure let their opponent shoot 39.3% from the field on 24 of 61 shooting. Rhode Island distributed 14 dimes and had 10 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Rams collected 38 rebounds (13 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. Rhode Island ended up shooting 60.0% from the free throw line by making 15 of 25 tries. They knocked down 4 out of their 16 shots from 3-point range.
Kyle Lofton is a guy who was a major contributor in this game. He ended up scoring 13 points on 6 out of 12 shooting. He played 39 minutes and totaled 2 boards. Lofton finished shooting 50.0% from the floor and earned 2 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in the game for the Bonnies was Jalen Adaway. He had 6 rebounds and also had 3 dimes. He finished shooting 55.6% from the floor in this matchup by going 5-of-9 (12 points). When the final whistle blew, Adaway saw the court for 35 min.
Richmond has a record of 7-2 so far this year. Richmond has earned 688 pts this year (76.4 per game) and they pull in 30.3 boards per contest. The Spiders are committing 15.4 fouls per game and they shoot 68.7% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Spiders are shooting 50.4% from the field, which ranks them 45th in the nation. They are assisting teammates 14.7 times per game (117th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.6 times per contest. The Spiders are ranked 204th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 71.7. They surrender 12.4 assists and 35.2 boards per game, which ranks them 152nd and 171st in college hoops. The Richmond defense allows 31.5% on 3-point shots (63 of 200) and their opponents are making 63.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 14.8 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.5% from the field (284th in D-1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Richmond Spiders took home the win by a final score of 80-74 when they played the Davidson Wildcats. The Spiders were able to snag 20 defensive boards and 1 offensive boards for a total of 21 in this matchup. They also blocked 5 shots while earning 6 steals for the game. The Wildcats had 10 fouls for the game which took the Spiders to the free throw line for a total of 12 tries. They were able to knock down 10 of those for a clip of 83.3%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Richmond converted 8 of their 16 attempts (50.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Spiders ended up going 31 out of 54 from the field which had them sitting at 57.4%. The Spiders permitted the Wildcats to convert 29 of their 61 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.5% for the contest. They shot 28.0% from beyond the perimeter via 7 out of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 14 from the charity stripe (64.3%). Concerning rebounding, Richmond allowed Davidson to get 32 in all (11 on the offensive side).
Grant Golden ended up being a factor for the Spiders for the contest. He buried 9 of 13 for the matchup giving him a rate of 69.2%, which had him sitting at 22 points. Golden snagged 3 boards in his 32 minutes and earned 4 dimes for the matchup. Someone else that was pivotal for Richmond was Tyler Burton. He ended up scoring 18 points in 38 minutes played by going 7 of 9 shooting in this matchup. Burton walked away from this one going 77.8% from the floor while contributing 2 assists and 11 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Richmond (-6) and under 147.5 points
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