St. Bonaventure vs. Saint Joseph's - 1/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Joseph's Hawks (7-8) at St. Bonaventure Bonnies (9-6)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Reilly Center)
The Line: St. Bonaventure Bonnies -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports Network
The Saint Joseph's Hawks and St. Bonaventure Bonnies play Sunday at the Reilly Center.
The Saint Joseph's Hawks have lost four of their last five games and play their eighth true road game. On the season, Saint Joseph’s is averaging 62.7 points on 41 percent shooting and is allowing 65.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. DeAndre Bembry is averaging 15.9 points and 6.7 rebounds while Isaiah Miles is averaging 10.3 points and 5.3 rebounds. Aaron Brown is the third player averaging double-digit points and Chris Wilson is dishing 2.7 assists. The Saint Joseph's Hawks have five players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 63.4 percent from the line and 27.2 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Saint Joseph’s is allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in six of its last 10 games.
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The St. Bonaventure Bonnies have split their last four games and look for their third A-10 victory. On the season, St. Bonaventure is averaging 69.1 points on 42.1 percent shooting and is allowing 64.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Marcus Posley is averaging 17.1 points and 1.4 assists while Dion Wright is averaging 12 points and 7.3 rebounds. Youssou Ndoye is grabbing 11.1 rebounds and Jaylen Adams is dishing 3.3 assists. The St. Bonaventure Bonnies have five double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 70.8 percent from the line and 33.3 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, St. Bonaventure is allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and has given up 60 or less points in five of its last eight games. St. Bonaventure is 4-3 SU on its home court.
The Hawks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic 10 and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bonnies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Hawks are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in St. Bonaventure and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Saint Joseph's Hawks have played their worst ball of the season on the road and seriously lack scoring depth. I like the Bonnies to cover at home.