Duquesne Dukes vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies Prediction, 1/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Duquesne Dukes vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Location: Reilly Center in St. Bonaventure, NY
TV: Youtube TV
Reilly Center is the location where the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (9-9) will try to beat the Duquesne Dukes (13-5) on Wednesday.
The Duquesne Dukes faced Saint Joseph's and walked away with a win by a score of 92-80 in their last contest. Duquesne wrapped up the contest with a 56.4% FG percentage (31 out of 55) and made 14 out of their 25 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Dukes buried 16 of 24 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they earned 29 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 24 assists for the game in addition to forcing 17 turnovers and earning 11 steals. In the matter of defense, Duquesne allowed their opponent to shoot 44.8% from the floor on 30 of 67 shooting. Saint Joseph's doled out 19 assists and had 9 steals in this game. Moreover, Saint Joseph's collected 33 rebounds (13 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Saint Joseph's went 57.1% from the charity stripe by burying 8 of their 14 attempts. They made 12 of their 33 tries from beyond the perimeter. In regard to personal fouls, the Dukes walked away with 18 while Saint Joseph's recorded 18 personal fouls.
R.J. Gunn is a guy who was a factor for the matchup. He finished shooting 80.0% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. He saw the court for 31 minutes played and collected 3 rebounds. He ended up with 26 points on 8 out of 10 shooting.
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Duquesne will enter this game with a mark of 13-5 so far this year. They average 76.0 points per outing (91st in the nation) while going 44.7% from the floor. The Dukes are hitting 38.1% on three-point shots (166 of 436) and 68.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Duquesne is grabbing 37.0 boards per contest and has earned 282 assists on the season, which ranks 57th in the country in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 11.8 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 17.6 personal fouls every game.
Defensively, the Dukes have forced 13.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.1 personal fouls. They are 230th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 240 relinquished on the season. The Dukes are giving up a FG percentage of 43.2% (454 of 1,050) and they surrender 36.0 boards per game as a group. They give up 35.3% on 3-point shots and they rank 229th in the nation in PPG allowed (70.9).
The last time they took the court, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies got the win with a final of 71-63 against Richmond. The Bonnies earned 25 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 in this matchup. They turned it over 8 times, while getting 6 steals in this matchup. Richmond earned 20 fouls in this contest which took the Bonnies to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They were able to bury 19 of those for a percentage of 82.6%. In reference to shooting from distance, St. Bonaventure buried 8 out of their 21 attempts (38.1%). In all, the Bonnies finished shooting 22 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 37.9%. The Bonnies allowed Richmond to make 19 of 50 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.0% in this contest. They went 28.6% from beyond the perimeter by going 8 of 28 and ended up going 17 of 21 at the free throw line (81.0%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, St. Bonaventure permitted Richmond to get 29 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Daryl Banks was important for the Bonnies in this game. He earned 20 points in his 40 minutes of playing time and earned 3 dimes in this matchup. He made 4 out of 12 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 33.3%, and earned 5 rebounds.
St. Bonaventure has a record of 9-9 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bonnies are hitting on 43.1% from the field, which ranks them 261st in the nation. St. Bonaventure has accounted for 1,221 points this year (67.8 per game) and they grab 33.3 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 11.9 times per game (287th in D-1) and they cough up possession 12.4 times per game. The Bonnies are responsible for committing 18.3 fouls per game and they go 70.0% from the charity stripe.
The Bonnies on the defensive side of the court are 117th in the country in points given up per game with 66.9. They are able to force 13.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (164th in college basketball). The St. Bonaventure defense concedes 28.9% on 3-point attempts (105 of 363) and their opponents are knocking down 71.8% of their foul shots. They allow 12.6 assists and 34.2 boards per contest, which has them ranked 175th and 179th in D-1.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Bonaventure
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