Rhode Island vs. St. Bonaventure - 1/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Bonaventure Bonnies (11-6) at Rhode Island Rams (12-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Thomas M. Ryan Center)
The Line: Rhode Island Rams -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies and Rhode Island Rams meet Sunday at the Thomas M. Ryan Center.
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies have won three straight games and look for their fifth A-10 victory. On the season, St. Bonaventure is averaging 71 points on 43 percent shooting and is allowing 66.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Marcus Posley is averaging 18.5 points and 1.5 assists while Youssou Ndoye is averaging 12.2 points and 11 rebounds. Dion Wright is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Jaylen Adams is dishing 4.1 assists. The St. Bonaventure Bonnies have five double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 71.1 percent from the line and 35.3 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, St. Bonaventure is allowing 38.5 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 61 or less points in four of its last six games.
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The Rhode Island Rams have split their last four games and look for their fifth Atlantic 10 win. On the season, Rhode Island is averaging 66.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting and is allowing 57.6 points on 39.4 percent shooting. E.C. Matthews is averaging 17 points and two assists while Hassan Martin is averaging 11.9 points and 7.2 rebounds. Gilvydas Biruta is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and T.J. Buchanan is dishing three assists. The Rhode Island Rams have six players averaging at least 4.2 points, and they’re shooting 64 percent from the line and 29.8 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Rhode Island is allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in nine straight games.
The Bonnies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Rams are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Atlantic 10 and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 Sunday games. The Bonnies are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Rhode Island and 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The lack of depth for the Bonnies will hurt them in this game, as winning in Rhode Island is not an easy task. I look for Rhode Island to get back on track with a big win and cover on its home court.