Dayton Flyers vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies Prediction, 2/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dayton Flyers vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Location: Reilly Center in St. Bonaventure, NY
The Dayton Flyers (15-8) are on their way to Reilly Center on Saturday where they will meet the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (12-11).
The Dayton Flyers took the court against Loyola and took home the win by a score of 85-81 in their last game. Dayton ended with a 48.1% FG percentage (26 of 54) and made 10 of their 28 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Flyers made 23 of 31 tries for a percentage of 74.2%. When discussing hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 28 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 18 assists for the matchup while forcing 14 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Concerning the defense, Dayton allowed the other team to go 49.2% from the field on 29 out of 59 shooting. Loyola dished out 15 dimes and had 2 steals in this contest. Moreover, Loyola pulled down 28 boards (8 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't have a block. Loyola finished shooting 83.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 10 of 12 shots. They also knocked down 13 of 25 attempts from three-point range. When discussing fouls, the Flyers ended up with 12 while Loyola recorded 26 fouls.
Toumani Camara is one player who had an impact in this contest. He ended up walking away with 31 points on 10 out of 14 shooting. He played for 38 mins and also collected 9 rebounds. He finished shooting 71.4% from the floor and also earned 1 assist.
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Dayton enters this game with a win-loss mark of 15-8 for the campaign. They are turning it over 13.1 times per contest and as a group are committing 13.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Dayton is pulling in 37.0 boards per contest and has earned 347 assists for the year, which is 53rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Flyers are hitting 34.1% on shots from distance (150 of 440) and 70.2% from the free throw line. They average 69.8 points per contest (224th in college hoops) while connecting on 47.3% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Flyers are forcing 11.0 turnovers per game while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. They are 49th in the nation in giving up assists with 241 relinquished this season. The Flyers are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 39.2% (527 of 1,346) and they surrender 31.1 rebounds per game as a group. They surrender 28.2% from 3-point land while they are 14th in college hoops in opponents PPG (61.2).
The last time they took the court, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies got the victory with a final of 66-62 when they faced Richmond. The Bonnies pulled down 26 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 in this matchup. They gave up possession 13 times, while getting 5 steals in the game. Richmond was called for 18 fouls in this contest which took the Bonnies to the charity stripe for a total of 22 tries. They were able to bury 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 63.6%. When discussing 3-point attempts, St. Bonaventure converted 8 of 16 attempts (50.0%). Overall, the Bonnies ended up going 22 for 47 from the field which had them shooting 46.8%. The Bonnies permitted Richmond to make 18 of 48 attempts from the field which had them at 37.5% for the game. They finished the game shooting 20.8% from 3-point land by going 5 out of 24 and finished the contest at 21 out of 22 at the charity stripe (95.5%). When talking about rebounding, St. Bonaventure permitted Richmond to grab 29 in total (4 offensive).
Yann Farell pitched in for the Bonnies in this contest. He knocked down 7 out of 10 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 70.0%, and added 4 rebounds. He totaled 18 points in his 36 minutes on the court and tallied 2 dimes in the matchup.
St. Bonaventure has a win-loss record of 12-11 this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Bonnies are shooting 42.3% from the field, which ranks 297th in the nation. St. Bonaventure has totaled 1,536 pts on the year (66.8 per contest) and they pull in 33.6 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.7 times per contest (299th in the country) and they turn it over 12.3 times per game. The Bonnies commit 18.6 fouls per game and they go 70.3% from the charity stripe.
The St. Bonaventure defense gives up 28.0% from downtown (131 of 468) and their opponents are making 71.1% of their free throw attempts. They give up 12.3 assists and 34.0 rebounds every game, which is ranked 154th and 173rd in Division 1. The Bonnies on the defensive end are ranked 91st in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 66.4. They are forcing their opponents into 13.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.5% from the floor (130th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Bonaventure
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