St. Bonaventure vs. Richmond - 2/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Richmond Spiders (13-12) at St. Bonaventure Bonnies (13-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Reilly Center)
The Line: St. Bonaventure Bonnies -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Richmond Spiders and St. Bonaventure Bonnies meet Wednesday at the Reilly Center.
The Richmond Spiders look for a big win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Richmond is averaging 65.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting and is allowing 61.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Kendall Anthony is averaging 16.8 points and 2.2 assists while Terry Allen is averaging 12.3 points and 5.7 rebounds. T.J. Cline is the third double-digit scorer and ShawnDre' Jones is dishing 2.5 assists. The Richmond Spiders have five players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 71.5 percent from the line and 34.3 percent from downtown. Defensively, Richmond is allowing 32.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 71 or more points in three straight games.
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The St. Bonaventure Bonnies also look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, St. Bonaventure is averaging 67.8 points on 42.2 percent shooting and is allowing 65.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Marcus Posley is averaging 16.7 points and 1.6 assists while Dion Wright is averaging 13.1 points and 6.8 rebounds. Youssou Ndoye is grabbing 10.5 rebounds and Andell Cumberbatch is dishing two assists. The St. Bonaventure Bonnies have four players averaging at least 9.3 points, and they’re shooting 70.3 percent from the line and 31.5 percent from deep. Defensively, St. Bonaventure is allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last six games.
The Spiders are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The favorite is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Richmond has gotten better on the road, but I still don't trust them against a solid St. Bonaventure team that is deeper offensively. I'll take the Bonnies at home for the small chalk.