St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 3/20/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
Odds/Point Spread: St. Bonaventure (+7)
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies (21-9) are headed to Lloyd Noble Center on Sunday where they will try to beat the Oklahoma Sooners (19-15). Oklahoma opens as 7-point favorites. The betting total is set at 140.
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies took the court against Colorado and took home the win by a score of 76-68 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Bonnies left the arena with 14 and Colorado recorded 11 personal fouls. They converted 7 out of their 25 shots from three-point range. Colorado finished the game at 91.7% from the charity stripe by making 11 of their 12 shots. Moreover, Colorado collected 29 rebounds (7 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Colorado distributed 16 dimes and had 3 steals for this contest. With regard to defending, St. Bonaventure allowed the other team to go 43.1% from the field on 25 out of 58 shooting. They also recorded 16 assists in the matchup while forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned 24 with 2 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Bonnies made 8 of 9 attempts for a rate of 88.9%. St. Bonaventure finished having earned a 52.7% FG percentage (29 of 55) and converted 10 out of their 20 shots from beyond the arc.
Osun Osunniyi is a player who was a factor in the game. He left the arena with 13 points on 5 of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31 mins and snagged 10 rebounds. He finished 55.6% from the floor and dished out 1 assist.
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St. Bonaventure will enter this game with a mark of 21-9 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 10.6 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 13.4 fouls every game. As a unit, St. Bonaventure is collecting 34.0 rebounds per game and has totaled 414 dimes for the season, which is 166th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Bonnies are shooting 32.5% on three-point shots (178 of 548) and 75.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 70.3 pts per game (202nd in Division 1) on 45.3% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Bonnies have forced 12.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.3 fouls. They are surrendering 34.1% on 3-pointers and they rank 94th in college hoops in PPG allowed (66.4). The Bonnies are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.4% (725 of 1,709) and they surrender 33.6 rebounds per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 250th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 427 surrendered on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Oklahoma Sooners went home victorious with a score of 89-72 when they played Missouri State. When talking about rebounds, Oklahoma allowed Missouri State to get 33 in total (10 on the offensive side). They shot 37.5% from distance by going 9 of 24 and ended up going 11 of 12 at the free throw line (91.7%). The Sooners allowed Missouri State to bury 26 of 64 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 40.6% for the matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Sooners shot 33 for 66 from the floor which had them at 50.0%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Oklahoma made 12 of their 25 tries (48.0%). They were able to make 11 of them for a clip of 84.6%. Missouri State earned 11 personal fouls in the game which got the Sooners to the charity stripe for 13 tries. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while earning 7 steals for this game. The Sooners collected 27 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 34 for the contest.
Umoja Gibson ended up being a major contributor for the Sooners for this contest. He racked up 28 points in his 36 minutes on the court and had 1 assist for the contest. He converted 8 of 17 for the game for a field goal percentage of 47.1%, and accumulated 3 rebounds.
Oklahoma has a mark of 19-15 for the campaign. As an offense, the Sooners are connecting on 47.6% from the floor, which ranks them 26th in the country. Oklahoma has accounted for 2,349 pts so far this year (69.1 per contest) and they pull down 31.9 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.9 times per contest (116th in D-1) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.8 times per game. The Sooners commit 15.6 personal fouls per contest and they hit 74.6% from the charity stripe.
The Sooners defensively are ranked 46th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 64.9. They have forced 13.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.7% from the floor (209th in Division 1). The Oklahoma defense allows 31.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (201 of 645) and opponents are knocking down 73.8% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 10.7 assists and 30.7 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 42nd and 23rd in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma (-7)
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