Saint Louis Billikens vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies Prediction, 3/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Saint Louis Billikens vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies
Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: USA Net
The Saint Louis Billikens (22-10) are hitting the road to Capital One Arena on Friday where they will go up against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (20-8).
The Saint Louis Billikens played La Salle and walked away with a win by a score of 71-51 in their last game. Concerning fouls, the Billikens left the arena with 17 while La Salle totaled 18 fouls. They also buried 2 of their 13 shots from long range. La Salle walked away from this one shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe by burying 15 of their 20 tries. Additionally, La Salle grabbed 30 rebounds (4 offensive, 26 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. La Salle doled out 7 assists and had 6 steals in this contest. Concerning defense, Saint Louis let their opponent shoot 31.5% from the field on 17 out of 54 shooting. They also doled out 16 assists in the game as well as forcing 11 turnovers and having 5 steals. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they earned 46 with 12 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Billikens made 12 of their 19 tries for a rate of 63.2%. Saint Louis ended having earned a 44.3% field goal percentage (27 out of 61) and converted 5 of their 20 3-pointers.
Francis Okoro is one player who was a major contributor in this contest. He finished 72.7% from the floor and totaled 1 assist. He was on the court for 24 minutes played and snagged 13 rebounds. He was able to score 17 points on 8 out of 11 shooting.
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Saint Louis heads into this contest with a record of 22-10 on the season. They turn the ball over 12.8 times per game and as a group they commit 18.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Saint Louis is pulling down 38.8 boards per game and is sitting with 478 assists on the campaign, which ranks 47th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Billikens are shooting 36.9% on shots from beyond the arc (216 of 585) and 76.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 77.3 pts per game (41st in the nation) while shooting 46.3% from the field.
On defense, the Billikens are able to force 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.3 personal fouls. They currently rank 107th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 358 relinquished for the campaign. The Billikens defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.8% (769 of 1,838) and they concede 32.3 rebounds per game as a team. They relinquish 31.4% on 3-point shots and they rank 130th in D-1 in PPG allowed (67.4).
When they last played, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies walked away with a victory by a final of 72-65 when they played Richmond. The Bonnies were able to corral 19 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 23 in this game. They gave up possession of the ball 6 times, while earning 6 steals for this game. Richmond committed 14 fouls for the contest which got the Bonnies to the free throw line for a total of 12 tries. They were able to convert 8 of those for a percentage of 66.7%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, St. Bonaventure knocked down 4 of their 13 attempts (30.8%). At the conclusion of this game, the Bonnies finished 30 out of 55 from the floor which had them shooting 54.5%. The Bonnies allowed Richmond to make 25 of their 57 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.9% for this game. They went 25.9% from 3-point land by connecting on 7 of 27 and finished the contest at 8 of 13 from the charity stripe (61.5%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, St. Bonaventure allowed Richmond to pull down 30 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Osun Osunniyi pitched in for the Bonnies for this game. He tallied 16 points in his 36 mins on the court and added 1 assist for this contest. He made 8 of 12 in this game for a rate of 66.7%, and tallied 6 rebounds.
St. Bonaventure has a win-loss record of 20-8 on the campaign. The Bonnies commit 13.4 fouls per game while shooting 75.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 13.7 times per game (129th in Division 1) and they lose possession via turnover 10.6 times per game. St. Bonaventure has earned 1,978 pts on the year (70.6 per game) and they average 34.4 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Bonnies are shooting 45.3% from the floor, which is ranked 109th in the nation.
The St. Bonaventure defense concedes 34.2% on shots from 3-point land (247 of 723) and opponents are making 70.7% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 14.3 assists and 33.5 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 296th and 124th in college hoops. The Bonnies on the defensive end are ranked 107th in Division 1 in points allowed per contest with 66.6. They are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.5% from the floor (141st in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Bonaventure
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