Saint Louis Billikens vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies Prediction, 2/14/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Saint Louis Billikens vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies
Date: Monday, February 14, 2022
Location: Reilly Center in St. Bonaventure, NY
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies (14-7) are hosting the Saint Louis Billikens (17-7) at Reilly Center on Monday.
The Saint Louis Billikens took the court against St. Bonaventure and took a loss by a score of 68-61 in their last game. Saint Louis ended the game having earned a 42.1% field goal percentage (24 out of 57) and buried 6 of their 21 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Billikens buried 7 of 12 tries for a rate of 58.3%. With regard to grabbing boards, they earned 33 with 6 of them being offensive. They also doled out 9 dimes in this contest in addition to creating 7 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When talking about defense, Saint Louis allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 29 of 58 shooting. St. Bonaventure distributed 11 dimes and had 12 steals in this contest. Moreover, St. Bonaventure grabbed 26 boards (4 offensive, 22 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. St. Bonaventure finished shooting 58.3% from the free throw line by burying 7 of 12 attempts. They knocked down 3 out of their 13 attempts from long range. In reference to personal fouls, the Billikens finished with 16 and St. Bonaventure recorded 14 personal fouls.
Yuri Collins is one player who came through in the matchup. He ended up walking away with 18 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He played 40 minutes and totaled 4 rebounds. He finished the game at 53.3% from the floor and recorded 7 assists.
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Saint Louis will enter this contest with a record of 17-7 on the campaign. They average 78.6 pts per contest (28th in Division 1) on 45.6% from the field. The Billikens are shooting 36.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (163 of 453) and 77.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Saint Louis is snagging 39.7 rebounds per contest and has earned 355 dimes on the campaign, which is 90th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest and as a team they are committing 18.5 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Billikens are able to force 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.7 fouls. They rank 66th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 264 conceded on the campaign. The Billikens defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.2% (569 of 1,380) and they surrender 32.8 rebounds per contest as a group. They are surrendering 31.4% on 3-point shots and they rank 127th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (67.1).
The last time they took the court, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies went home victorious with a score of 68-61 against Saint Louis. The Bonnies were able to snag 22 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 for this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while earning 12 steals for this contest. Saint Louis was called for 16 fouls for this contest which took the Bonnies to the free throw line for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to convert 7 of the free throw tries for a clip of 58.3%. When talking about 3-point attempts, St. Bonaventure knocked down 3 out of 13 attempts (23.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Bonnies shot 29 for 58 from the floor which had them shooting 50.0%. The Bonnies permitted Saint Louis to convert 24 out of 57 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 42.1% in this contest. They finished 28.6% from beyond the arc by connecting on 6 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 7 out of 12 from the free throw line (58.3%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, St. Bonaventure permitted Saint Louis to snag 33 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Kyle Lofton was important for the Bonnies in this contest. He earned 16 points in his 40 mins of playing time and had 8 assists in this contest. He converted 7 out of 12 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and added 2 rebounds.
St. Bonaventure has a win-loss record of 14-7 for the season. The Bonnies have committed 13.9 fouls per contest and they go 76.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 13.1 times per game (180th in college hoops) and they cough up possession 10.8 times per contest. St. Bonaventure has accounted for 1,481 pts for the season (70.5 per game) and they snag 35.6 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Bonnies are shooting 44.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 154th in the nation.
The Bonnies on the defensive side of the court are 135th in college hoops in PPG given up with 67.4. They are able to force 12.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.9% from the field (122nd in college hoops). The St. Bonaventure defense concedes 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc (193 of 564) and their opponents are connecting on 71.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 14.2 assists and 33.8 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 300th and 128th in college hoops.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Saint Louis
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