Saint Joseph's Hawks vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Bonaventure Bonnies (13-11) at Saint Joseph's Hawks (11-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Hagan Arena)
The Line: Saint Joseph's Hawks 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies will travel to Hagan Arena to take on the Saint Joseph's Hawks this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies dropped to 13-11 (6-7 A-10) on the season after being defeated by the Richmond Spiders, 71-56, this past Wednesday. St. Bonaventure shot 40.4% from the field and 23.1% (3-13) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Bonnies was Youssou Ndoye who had 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks. St. Bonaventure is ranked 137th in the RPI Standings and has played the 131st ranked SOS. On the season, the Bonnies have been led by Marcus Posley (16.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.6 apg) and Dion Wright (13.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.2 apg). St. Bonaventure is averaging 67.3 ppg (ranked 173rd) on 42.1% shooting (ranked 241st). The Bonnies average 5.1 three-pointers per game (ranked 279th) and commit 12.3 turnovers per game (ranked 125th). St. Bonaventure is holding their opponents to an average of 65.7 ppg (ranked 156th) on 42.7% shooting (ranked 162nd). The Bonnies pull down 37.42 total rpg (ranked 47th) however, are allowing opponents to shoot 38.3% from beyond the arc (ranked 323rd).
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The Saint Joseph's Hawks dropped to 11-14 (5-8 A-10) on the season after being defeated by the Dayton Flyers, 68-64, this past Thursday. Saint Joseph's shot 48.0% from the field and 47.4% (9-19) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Hawks was DeAndre Bembry who had 23 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. Saint Joseph's is ranked 168th in the RPI Standings and has played the 110th ranked SOS. On the season, the Hawks have been led by DeAndre Bembry (18.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 3.2 apg) and Isaiah Miles (10.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.0 bpg). Saint Joseph's is averaging 61.6 ppg (ranked 304th) on 40.7% shooting (ranked 292nd). The Hawks are averaging 5.4 three-pointers per game (ranked 261st) on just 29.6% three-point shooting (ranked 323rd). Saint Joseph's is holding their opponents to an average of 64.3 ppg (ranked 123rd) on 43.4% shooting (ranked 205th). The Hawks average 4.7 bpg (ranked 46th) and commit 16.4 personal fouls per game (ranked 55th).
The Bonnies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record however, just 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a S.U. loss. The Hawks are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Although Saint Bonaventure has lost three straight, they've shown over the past month that they can be quite competitive with any team in the A-10 as they had great victories against Davidson and VCU along with close losses at URI and at home vs. UMass. Saint Joseph's is a much better team at home than on the road, however, I think Marcus Posley has another big game against Saint Joseph's and that the Bonnies pull off the win on the road. Take St. Bonaventure and the point in this one.