St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. St. Joseph’s Hawks - 3/15/14 Atlantic 10 Semifinal
St. Bonaventure Bonnies (18-14) vs. St. Joseph’s Hawks (22-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: St. Bonaventure Bonnies -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies and St. Joseph’s Hawks will square off Saturday afternoon for a chance to play in the Atlantic 10 championship. When these teams played on March 1, the Hawks won 83-74.
The Bonnies won their first two tournament games against La Salle and then an upset win Friday over heavily favored St. Louis. In the win over the Billikens, they shot 51 percent and forced 14 turnovers. Matthew Wright and Charlon Kloof combined for 44 points. On the season, the Bonnies average 74.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allow 70.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting. They have shot above 50 percent in both of their tournament wins. They’re also 16-14 ATS overall.
The Hawks won their first tournament game on Friday with a 70-67 win over Dayton. In the win, they knocked down nine threes and got to the free throw line 25 times. Langston Galloway led the way with 31 points and two assists. He’s now scored 58 points in his last two games. On the season, the Hawks average 71.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allow 67.7 points on 42.6 percent shooting. They are 15-11-1 ATS overall.
The Bonnies are 7-1 ATS in their last eight neutral site games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven conference games. The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last five neutral site games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games against teams with a winning SU record. The over has hit in four of the last five meetings between these two teams.
This has got to be the end for St. Bonaventure. It's playing its third game in as many days and is up against one of the more balanced Atlantic 10 teams on both sides of the ball. Not to mention the Hawks are still fighting for an NCAA tournament bid.
Eat the very small chalk before it gets any bigger.