Saint Louis Billikens vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies Prediction, 1/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Saint Louis Billikens vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: Reilly Center in St. Bonaventure, NY
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies (8-3) are hosting the Saint Louis Billikens (9-4) at Reilly Center on Saturday.
The Saint Louis Billikens faced off with Richmond and went home with a win by a final score of 76-69 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Billikens finished with 17 while Richmond totaled 16 fouls. They made 6 out of their 20 tries from 3-point land. Richmond went 75.0% from the charity stripe by converting 15 of their 20 tries. Moreover, Richmond grabbed 44 boards (12 offensive, 32 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Richmond dished out 15 dimes and had 7 steals in the matchup. In relation to defense, Saint Louis allowed their opponent to shoot 36.9% from the floor on 24 out of 65 shooting. They also distributed 12 assists for the contest as well as creating 11 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In reference to rebounding, they earned a total of 32 with 8 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Billikens made 15 of 20 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. Saint Louis ended having earned a 42.4% field goal percentage (28 out of 66) and knocked down 5 of 19 shots from distance.
Yuri Collins is a player who was a major factor in this contest. He accumulated 24 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He played for 37 mins played and also collected 6 rebounds. He went 58.8% from the field and earned 8 assists.
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Saint Louis heads into this game with a mark of 9-4 this year. They turn it over 12.7 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.5 fouls per game. As a unit, Saint Louis is snagging 38.8 rebounds per game and has 190 dimes for the year, which is 137th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Billikens are shooting 36.7% on 3-pointers (88 of 240) and 75.1% from the free throw line. They average 81.6 points per game (23rd in D-1) while shooting 47.0% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Billikens are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per game and they draw 19.1 fouls. They currently rank 152nd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 155 surrendered so far this year. The Billikens defense is giving up a FG percentage of 42.3% (317 of 750) and they surrender 32.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They give up 31.4% from beyond the arc and they rank 185th in D-1 in PPG allowed (68.1).
When they last played, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies took a loss by a final score of 86-49 when they played Virginia Tech. The Bonnies pulled down 15 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 23 for this game. They turned the ball over 19 times, while recording 7 steals for the contest. Virginia Tech earned 13 fouls in the matchup which took the Bonnies to the charity stripe for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to make 7 of the free throws for a rate of 53.8%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, St. Bonaventure converted 6 of 23 tries (26.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bonnies went 18 for 54 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 33.3%. The Bonnies permitted Virginia Tech to make 28 of their 51 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 54.9% in this contest. They finished shooting 46.4% from three-point range by going 13 of 28 and finished the contest at 17 out of 23 at the free throw line (73.9%). When discussing team rebounding, St. Bonaventure allowed Virginia Tech to collect 31 overall (9 offensive).
Osun Osunniyi ended up being a major contributor for the Bonnies in this contest. He converted 4 out of 6 for this game for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and tallied 3 rebounds. He racked up 8 points in his 21 mins on the court and had 1 assist in the game.
St. Bonaventure has a mark of 8-3 so far this year. The Bonnies are responsible for committing 14.5 fouls per contest and they connect on 77.3% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 13.6 times per contest (167th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 10.9 times per contest. St. Bonaventure has tallied 787 pts for the season (71.5 per contest) and they average 35.8 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Bonnies are shooting 45.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 149th in D-1.
The Bonnies on defense are ranked 195th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 68.5. They are forcing 11.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.5% from the floor (139th in the country). The St. Bonaventure defense concedes 34.7% from downtown (103 of 297) and opponents are converting on 73.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 13.4 dimes and 33.9 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 237th and 143rd in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Saint Louis
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