St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Prediction, 2/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Saint Joseph's Hawks
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: St. Bonaventure (-13.5)
Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena is the venue where and the Saint Joseph's Hawks (1-14) will play the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (9-1) on Wednesday. Saint Joseph's opens this matchup as 13.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 144.5.
St. Bonaventure will take the court with a record of 9-1 so far this season. They are averaging 71.6 pts per game (185th in the nation) while hitting 44.7% from the field. The Bonnies are hitting 30.5% on three-point shots (50 of 164) and 70.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, St. Bonaventure is pulling down 39.4 boards per game and has tallied 155 assists this season, which ranks 271st in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 12.0 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.1 fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Bonnies are able to force 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.5 personal fouls. They rank 52nd in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 130 surrendered for the year. The Bonnies defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 38.8% (220 of 567) and they relinquish 34.4 rebounds per game as a squad. They are relinquishing 29.1% on 3-pointers while they are 21st in college hoops in PPG allowed (61.3).
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies played the George Mason Patriots and took home the win by a score of 84-67 in their last contest. St. Bonaventure ended having earned a 61.4% FG percentage (35 of 57) and buried 5 out of their 14 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Bonnies knocked down 9 of their 14 shots for a rate of 64.3%. In terms of hauling in boards, they earned 36 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 15 assists for this game in addition to getting 2 steals and 3 rejections. In reference to the defense, St. Bonaventure allowed the other team to shoot 61.4% from the field on 35 of 57 shooting. George Mason distributed 13 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. In addition, the Patriots snagged 27 rebounds (12 offensive, 15 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. George Mason went 41.2% at the charity stripe by knocking down 7 of 17 attempts. They converted 10 out of their 24 shots from beyond the arc.
Dominick Welch is a guy who came through in the game. He finished with 22 points on 9 of 11 shooting. He played for 40 mins and grabbed 4 boards. Welch went 81.8% from the field and recorded 4 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in this game for the Bonnies was Kyle Lofton. He grabbed 4 boards and also had 5 dimes. He finished the contest at 66.7% from the field in this game by shooting 8-of-12 (20 points). In all, Lofton was on the court for 40 minutes.
Saint Joseph's has a win-loss mark of 1-14 on the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hawks are shooting 40.4% from the field, which ranks 324th in D-1. Saint Joseph's has totaled 1,041 points this year (69.4 per game) and they pull in 33.5 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.6 times per game (95th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.0 times per game. The Hawks are committing 18.9 fouls per game and they shoot 70.4% from the charity stripe. The Hawks are ranked 351st in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 83.1. The Saint Joseph's defense surrenders 36.8% on shots from 3-point land (125 of 340) and their opponents are connecting on 70.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 17.7 assists and 42.0 total boards per game, which is 350th and 350th in college hoops. They are forcing 13.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.1% from the floor (312th in the nation).
For their last game, the Saint Joseph's Hawks took a loss by a final score of 67-50 when they faced the Duquesne Dukes. The Hawks corralled 30 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 41 for the matchup. They also turned away 2 shots while recording 5 steals for the matchup. The Dukes committed 15 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 14 tries. They were able to convert 9 of them for a rate of 64.3%. With respect to 3-point shots, Saint Joseph's made 7 of 28 tries (25.0%). When all was said and done, the Hawks went 17 for 60 from the floor which had them shooting 28.3%. The Hawks allowed the Dukes to knock down 26 out of 68 tries from the field which left them shooting 38.2% in this contest. They finished shooting 21.4% from beyond the arc by going 6 out of 28 and finished the game at 9 out of 11 from the free throw line (81.8%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Saint Joseph's permitted Duquesne to pull down 41 in total (13 on the offensive side).
Taylor Funk ended up being a factor for the Hawks in this contest. He made 4 out of 14 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 28.6%, which had him sitting at 15 points. Funk pulled down 9 rebounds in his 37 minutes played and had 3 assists for the matchup. An additional guy who came through for Saint Joseph's was Jadrian Tracey. He left the arena with 9 points in his 8 minutes on the hardwood via 4 of 11 from the floor for this contest. Tracey ended the game having shot 36.4% from the field while earning 2 dimes and 11 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Saint Joseph's (+13.5) and over 144.5 points
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