St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs VCU Rams Prediction, 3/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs VCU Rams
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
The VCU Rams (20-7) will go up against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (19-7) at Stuart C. Siegel Center on Tuesday.
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies faced off with Saint Joseph's and went home with a win by a final score of 54-52 in their last contest. St. Bonaventure finished the contest having earned a 38.7% field goal percentage (24 of 62) and knocked down 2 of their 18 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Bonnies made 4 of their 8 attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. In relation to rebounding, they collected a total of 35 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 14 dimes for the matchup as well as forcing 17 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When discussing the defense, St. Bonaventure allowed their opponent to shoot 35.8% from the floor on 19 of 53 shooting. Saint Joseph's recorded 11 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Saint Joseph's pulled down 35 rebounds (5 offensive, 30 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Saint Joseph's ended up shooting 33.3% from the charity stripe by making 3 of their 9 tries. They knocked down 11 of 27 attempts from 3-point land. When discussing personal fouls, the Bonnies finished with 10 while Saint Joseph's finished the game with 12 personal fouls.
Jalen Adaway is one guy who played a role in the matchup. He ended up scoring 14 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 40 mins and grabbed 7 boards. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist.
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St. Bonaventure will enter this contest with a record of 19-7 on the year. They average 71.3 points per contest (173rd in D-1) while shooting 45.5% from the field. The Bonnies are shooting 32.6% on 3-pointers (156 of 479) and 76.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, St. Bonaventure is snagging 34.9 rebounds per game and has tallied 366 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 199th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 10.5 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 13.5 personal fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Bonnies are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per game while drawing 15.4 fouls. They give up 34.8% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 99th in D-1 in points per game allowed (66.4). The Bonnies defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.2% (626 of 1,485) and they surrender 33.3 boards per contest as a group. They are 203rd in college basketball in giving up assists with 366 conceded on the year.
In their last game, the VCU Rams went home victorious with a score of 77-62 against UMass. Regarding team rebounding, VCU permitted UMass to pull down 34 in total (11 on the offensive side). They went 15.8% from three-point range via 3 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 17 out of 24 at the charity stripe (70.8%). The Rams allowed UMass to convert 21 of 55 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 38.2% in the game. When this game wrapped up, the Rams finished 29 out of 55 from the field which had them at 52.7%. Concerning shots from downtown, VCU knocked down 5 of their 11 attempts (45.5%). They were able to knock down 14 of them for a rate of 73.7%. UMass committed 19 personal fouls in this contest which got the Rams to the charity stripe for a total of 19 shots. They coughed it up 17 times, while recording 13 steals for the matchup. The Rams snagged 21 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 26 for the matchup.
KeShawn Curry ended up being important for the Rams in the game. He knocked down 7 out of 11 for the matchup giving him a rate of 63.6%, and had 4 rebounds. He racked up 18 points in his 30 mins of playing time and had 3 dimes for the matchup.
VCU has a win-loss mark of 20-7 for the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Rams are connecting on 45.6% from the field, which is ranked 95th in Division 1. VCU has accumulated 1,779 points for the season (65.9 per contest) and they collect 32.5 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 14.0 times per game (117th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.0 times per contest. The Rams are committing 18.5 fouls per game while shooting 68.6% from the charity stripe.
The VCU defense allows 26.6% on 3-pointers (138 of 519) and their opposition makes 70.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 11.2 dimes and 35.1 boards per contest, which ranks 64th and 216th in college hoops. The Rams on the defensive side of the court are 14th in college hoops in PPG given up with 60.9. They are able to force 17.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 38.8% from the field (15th in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Bonaventure
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