Ohio Bobcats vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies - 12/6/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Bonaventure Bonnies (5-1) at Ohio Bobcats (2-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm (Ohio University Convocation Center)
The Line: Ohio Bobcats 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ohio Bobcats welcome the St Bonaventure Bonnies to town in Saturday basketball action.
The experts don't have a very high opinion of the St. Bonaventure Bonnies with most predicting this team to finish in the bottom half of the Atlantic Ten. The Bonnies knocked off visiting Buffalo 72-63 for their 4th consecutive victory behind a 34-18 lead after 20 minutes. The Bonnies were solid at both ends of the floor with the Bulls held to 38.6% from the field with 15 turnovers while SBU countered with 46.6% accuracy although a 13-26 mark from the line would have spelled disaster in a close game. Duion Wright led four double digit scores with 19 points and eight boards followed closely by a 17 point, 13 rebound effort from Youssou Ndoye. Marcus Posley and Andell Cumberbatch scored 12 and ten points respectively but five others managed just 12 points.
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The Ohio Bobcats have been a MAC power for several years running and from what most are saying this season should be no different although some valuable talent has graduated. The Bobcats fell to 2-2 on the young season after dropping an 83-81 decision to visiting Belmont on Tuesday. This was a track meet fo 40 minutes that was well played with both teams combining for only nine turnovers. Belmont hit 51% from the field includinga torid 14-30 from the perimeter while the Bobacats sank shots at 49% with nine bombs while getting the most out of ten extra looks at the basket. In the end Belmont's Craig Bradshaw was the difference with a monster 42 point performance. Javarez Willis led the Bobcats attack with 25 points with Stevie Taylor and Ryan Taylor adding 17 and 16 points while Antonio Campbell and Maurice Ndour chipped in with nine points each.
The Bonnies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and Bonnies are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. The Bobcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games following a ATS loss. Ohio is 23-11 ATS in their last 34 non-conference games but 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Atlantic 10 while going 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games. I don't think there is much difference between these teams but I think the Bobcats need a signature type win and one against an Atlantic Ten squad might be what kick starts them...