George Washington Colonials vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies Prediction, 2/19/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: George Washington Colonials vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023
Location: Reilly Center in St. Bonaventure, NY
Reilly Center is the site where the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (13-14) will take on the George Washington Colonials (12-14) on Sunday.
The George Washington Colonials faced George Mason and ended up losing by a score of 66-53 in their last contest. George Washington ended the game having earned a 44.2% field goal percentage (23 out of 52) and knocked down 1 out of their 11 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Colonials buried 6 of their 9 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In regard to hauling in boards, they collected 24 with 2 of them being offensive. They also distributed 6 assists in this matchup as well as creating 8 turnovers and earning 3 steals. In regard to defending, George Washington allowed the other team to shoot 45.8% from the floor on 27 out of 59 shooting. George Mason totaled 12 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. On top of that, George Mason had 34 rebounds (10 offensive, 24 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. George Mason finished the game at 44.4% at the charity stripe by making 4 of their 9 shots. They also buried 8 of 25 tries from 3-point range. When discussing personal fouls, the Colonials ended up with 17 while George Mason had 11 personal fouls.
James Bishop is one guy who came through in this matchup. He accounted for 23 points on 9 of 19 shooting. He played for 36 mins and also totaled 1 board. He shot 47.4% from the field and also recorded 1 assist.
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George Washington heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 12-14 for the season. They lose possession via turnover 12.9 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 16.7 fouls every game. As a team, George Washington is grabbing 34.3 boards per game and has accounted for 327 dimes for the year, which is 262nd in D-1 in terms of passing. The Colonials are hitting 32.4% on shots from 3-point land (192 of 593) and 73.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 75.3 points per game (95th in the nation) while shooting 46.6% from the floor.
On defense, the Colonials have forced 11.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.8 personal fouls. They are conceding 35.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 334th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (76.1). The Colonials are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.4% (724 of 1,594) and they relinquish 34.8 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 295th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 383 relinquished on the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies took a loss by a score of 78-63 against Fordham. In relation to rebounding, St. Bonaventure allowed Fordham to get 38 in total (11 on the offensive glass). They finished 39.1% from distance by going 9 of 23 and ended up shooting 15 of 22 from the free throw line (68.2%). The Bonnies allowed Fordham to bury 27 of 54 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0% in this matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Bonnies finished the game shooting 24 out of 54 from the floor which had them sitting at 44.4%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, St. Bonaventure converted 2 of 9 tries (22.2%). They were able to make 13 of the free throw tries for a rate of 76.5%. Fordham committed 19 fouls for the game which took the Bonnies to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 12 steals in the game. The Bonnies were able to corral 18 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive rebounds for a total of 20 in this contest.
Chad Venning ended up being a major contributor for the Bonnies in the matchup. He buried 7 out of 11 in the game for a field goal rate of 63.6%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. He had 15 points in his 26 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to earn an assist.
St. Bonaventure has a record of 13-14 this year. As an offense, the Bonnies are connecting on 42.9% from the field, which ranks them 277th in the nation. St. Bonaventure has earned 1,791 pts so far this year (66.3 per contest) and they grab 32.9 boards per game. They are earning an assist 12.0 times per contest (281st in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 12.6 times per game. The Bonnies have committed 18.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 69.8% from the free throw line.
The Bonnies defensively are ranked 89th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 66.5. They are able to force 13.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.8% from the floor (134th in D-1). The St. Bonaventure defense gives up 28.4% on shots from beyond the arc (159 of 559) and opponents are making 70.3% of their foul shots. They concede 12.7 dimes and 34.1 boards per game, which is ranked 190th and 183rd in the nation.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take George Washington
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