St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs VCU Rams Prediction, 1/28/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs VCU Rams
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
The VCU Rams (16-5) will compete against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (10-11) at Stuart C. Siegel Center on Saturday.
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies took the court against Fordham and went home with a loss by a final score of 79-68 in their last contest. St. Bonaventure finished the contest with a 38.3% FG percentage (18 of 47) and knocked down 7 of their 19 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Bonnies converted 25 of their 31 shots for a percentage of 80.6%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 30 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 11 assists in this contest as well as forcing 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Pertaining to defense, St. Bonaventure allowed their opponent to shoot 43.4% from the field on 23 of 53 shooting. Fordham recorded 12 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. Furthermore, Fordham pulled down 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Fordham finished the game at 69.4% from the charity stripe by making 25 of 36 shots. They made 8 of 24 attempts from three-point range. When it comes to fouls, the Bonnies ended up with 28 while Fordham finished the game with 25 fouls.
Daryl Banks is one guy who was a major contributor for the contest. He finished 58.3% from the floor and recorded 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 40 mins played and collected 4 rebounds. He notched 29 points on 7 of 12 shooting.
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St. Bonaventure heads into this game with a record of 10-11 for the campaign. They have an average of 67.1 pts per game (301st in the nation) while hitting 42.3% from the floor. The Bonnies are shooting 34.3% on shots from downtown (147 of 429) and 70.6% from the free throw line. As a team, St. Bonaventure is snagging 33.8 boards per contest and has earned 247 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 275th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 12.3 times per contest and as a squad are committing 18.8 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Bonnies are able to force 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 15.9 fouls. They give up 29.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 118th in D-1 in PPG allowed (67.0). The Bonnies are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.6% (476 of 1,117) and they concede 34.1 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 191st in the country in allowing assists with 261 conceded so far this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the VCU Rams went home victorious with a score of 72-52 against George Mason. In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, VCU permitted George Mason to get 22 in total (5 offensive). They went 31.6% from beyond the perimeter by going 6 of 19 and ended up going 6 of 12 from the charity stripe (50.0%). The Rams permitted George Mason to knock down 20 of 49 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 40.8% for the contest. When the game finished, the Rams ended up going 25 for 50 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, VCU buried 7 of their 18 attempts (38.9%). They were able to convert 15 of the free throw tries for a clip of 78.9%. George Mason had 17 fouls in this matchup which got the Rams to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They also turned the ball over 16 times, while getting 9 steals for the contest. The Rams recorded 24 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 33 for this contest.
David Shriver was important for the Rams for the matchup. He earned 13 points in his 27 mins on the hardwood, but wasn't able to get an assist. He buried 3 out of 5 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and earned 2 rebounds.
VCU has a win-loss record of 16-5 on the year. The Rams have committed 16.1 fouls per contest and they shoot 71.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.8 times per game (227th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.3 times per contest. VCU has 1,501 points for the year (71.5 per game) and they pull down 32.4 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Rams are connecting on 46.1% from the field, which has them ranked 96th in college hoops.
The Rams on defense are ranked 37th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 63.5. They are forcing 17.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.9% from the field (108th in D-1). The VCU defense gives up 32.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (122 of 381) and opponents are making 70.5% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 11.4 dimes and 33.1 rebounds per game, ranking them 96th and 120th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Bonaventure
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