St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs VCU Rams Prediction, 2/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs VCU Rams
Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
Odds/Point Spread: St. Bonaventure (+3)
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies (10-2) are headed to Stuart C. Siegel Center on Friday where they'll take on the VCU Rams (14-4). The line on this contest has VCU as 3-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 133.5.
St. Bonaventure heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 10-2 for the year. They are turning it over 11.8 times per contest and as a squad they commit 16.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, St. Bonaventure is grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game and has accounted for 182 dimes for the campaign, which is 251st in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Bonnies are shooting 33.0% on shots from beyond the arc (65 of 197) and 72.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 71.8 pts per game (172nd in the country) while connecting on 45.1% from the field. On defense, the Bonnies are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.9 personal fouls. The Bonnies defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 39.2% (268 of 684) and they surrender 33.9 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 62nd in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 161 surrendered for the campaign. They give up 31.1% from 3-point land and they are ranked 29th in college basketball in points per game allowed (63.0).
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies faced off with the La Salle Explorers and walked away with a win by a score of 86-73 in their last game. St. Bonaventure finished the game having earned a 60.9% field goal percentage (28 of 46) and knocked down 9 of their 14 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bonnies buried 21 of their 25 shots for a rate of 84.0%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 29 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 16 assists in this matchup while earning 4 steals and 3 blocks. In terms of defense, St. Bonaventure allowed the other team to go 60.9% from the floor on 28 of 46 shooting. La Salle earned 14 dimes and had 7 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Explorers had 24 rebounds (11 offensive, 13 defensive) and added 3 rejections. La Salle finished 64.7% when shooting free throws by making 11 of their 17 shots. They also made 12 out of their 31 attempts from distance.
Jalen Adaway is one guy who came through in the game. He ended up walking away with 20 points on 7 out of 9 shooting. He played for 38 mins and also snagged 8 boards. Adaway finished the contest at 77.8% from the field and totaled 2 assists. One more player that was a factor in the game for the Bonnies was Kyle Lofton. He snagged 2 rebounds and also earned 8 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 62.5% from the field for the game by hitting 5-of-8 (18 points). When the final whistle was blown, Lofton was on the hardwood for 40 minutes.
VCU has a win-loss mark of 14-4 for the campaign. As an offense, the Rams are shooting 45.6% from the floor, which is ranked 104th in the country. VCU has earned 1,327 pts for the campaign (73.7 per contest) and they pull down 34.2 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.8 times per game (138th in the nation) and they are turning it over 15.2 times per game. The Rams are committing 19.1 fouls per contest and they hit 75.9% from the charity stripe. The Rams are ranked 54th in college hoops in PPG given up with 65.1. The VCU defense gives up 31.1% on 3-point shots (107 of 344) and their opponents are making 69.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 11.6 assists and 34.5 boards per contest, which ranks them 82nd and 151st in those defensive categories. They are able to force 18.2 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.6% from the floor (53rd in college hoops).
The last time they took the court, the VCU Rams got the victory with a final of 76-67 against the Dayton Flyers. The Rams collected 15 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 19 for this game. They rejected 3 shots while getting 9 steals in this contest. The Flyers were called for 14 fouls in this game which took the Rams to the charity stripe for 11 attempts. They were able to convert 10 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 90.9%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, VCU made 12 of 23 attempts (52.2%). At the conclusion of this game, the Rams went 27 for 54 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. The Rams allowed the Flyers to make 22 of their 45 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.9% in the matchup. They finished 52.6% from three-point range by connecting on 10 out of 19 and ended up going 13 out of 18 at the charity stripe (72.2%). With respect to team rebounding, VCU permitted Dayton to get 27 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Nah'Shon Hyland ended up being a factor for the Rams in the matchup. He converted 6 of 11 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 54.5%, which gave him 19 points. Hyland collected 5 boards in his 40 mins played and totaled 3 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy who came through for VCU was Vince Williams. He ended up with 19 points in 36 minutes played by going 7 of 14 shooting in the game. Williams ended the game having shot 50.0% from the floor while earning 3 assists and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take VCU (-3)
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