St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Davidson Wildcats Prediction, 2/22/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Davidson Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Location: John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, NC
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies (13-15) are on their way to John M. Belk Arena on Wednesday where they will compete against the Davidson Wildcats (12-14).
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies took the court against George Washington and took a loss by a score of 83-81 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Bonnies walked away with 20 while George Washington accounted for 15 fouls. They also made 7 of 19 tries from 3-point range. George Washington finished the game shooting 69.2% from the free throw line by converting 18 of 26 attempts. Additionally, George Washington grabbed 42 rebounds (6 offensive, 36 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. George Washington doled out 17 assists and had 7 steals in this contest. With regard to defense, St. Bonaventure let their opponent shoot 50.9% from the field on 29 out of 57 shooting. They also doled out 9 dimes for the game while forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they earned 33 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Bonnies converted 14 of 18 tries for a percentage of 77.8%. St. Bonaventure walked away from the contest having earned a 38.2% FG percentage (29 out of 76) and made 9 out of their 30 3-point attempts.
Chad Venning is one player who was a factor in the matchup. He was able to score 22 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 42 minutes played and snagged 8 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 64.3% from the field but finished the game without a dime.
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St. Bonaventure heads into this matchup with a record of 13-15 this year. They have an average of 66.9 pts per contest (304th in Division 1) while shooting 42.7% from the field. The Bonnies are shooting 34.8% on shots from 3-point land (195 of 560) and 70.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, St. Bonaventure is pulling in 33.0 rebounds per contest and has totaled 333 assists for the season, which ranks 274th in D-1 in terms of passing. They cough up possession 12.5 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 18.5 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Bonnies are able to force 13.3 turnovers every game and they draw 16.1 fouls. They surrender 28.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 101st in college basketball in points per game allowed (67.1). The Bonnies defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 43.1% (644 of 1,494) and they surrender 34.4 rebounds per contest as a squad. They rank 213th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 360 conceded on the campaign.
When they last played, the Davidson Wildcats got the victory with a final of 76-75 against Saint Joseph's. The Wildcats were able to collect 18 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 26 in this game. They also gave up possession 9 times, while getting 7 steals in this matchup. Saint Joseph's had 18 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 26 tries. They were able to convert 18 of the free throws for a clip of 69.2%. In reference to shots from beyond the arc, Davidson made 6 of 19 tries (31.6%). In all, the Wildcats ended up going 26 out of 53 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.1%. The Wildcats allowed Saint Joseph's to convert 27 out of 54 attempts from the field which had them shooting 50.0% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 42.1% from three-point range by connecting on 8 of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 15 at the charity stripe (86.7%). In relation to attacking the glass, Davidson allowed Saint Joseph's to get 30 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Foster Loyer was important for the Wildcats in the game. He earned 17 points in his 35 mins on the hardwood and had 4 assists in the matchup. He converted 5 out of 14 for this contest giving him a rate of 35.7%, and added 3 rebounds.
Davidson has a mark of 12-14 so far this season. As an offensive team, the Wildcats are hitting on 44.6% from the field, which has them ranked 188th in Division 1. Davidson has scored 1,835 points on the season (70.6 per game) and they pull in 32.8 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 13.0 times per game (200th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 11.4 times per contest. The Wildcats are committing 15.7 fouls per game while shooting 74.3% from the charity stripe.
The Wildcats are ranked 183rd in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 69.8. They are forcing 11.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.0% from the floor (213th in college basketball). The Davidson defense surrenders 32.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (179 of 554) and opponents are making 70.2% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 12.6 assists and 35.3 total boards per game, ranking them 186th and 263rd in college hoops.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Bonaventure
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