St. Bonaventure vs. Duquesne - 2/21/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duquesne Dukes (15-12) at St. Bonaventure Bonnies (19-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Reilly Center)
The Line: St. Bonaventure Bonnies -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some A-10 action on the hardwood as the Duquesne Dukes take on the St. Bonaventure Bonnies in a college basketball matchup on Wednesday night.
The Duquesne Dukes will look for a big road win after losing 4 straight and 6 of their last 7 games following an 82-75 loss to St. Joseph’s in their last outing. Rene Castro led Duquesne with 21 points on 8 of 12 shooting with 3 threes and a team-high 4 assists, while Eric Williams Jr. added 18 points and 12 rebounds with 3 steals for the double-double as the only other Duke to finish in double figures scoring in the loss. Mike Lewis II had a night to forget, going a horrendous 0 for 11 from the floor, including 0 of 9 from behind the 3-point line, but still leads the Dukes with an average of 14.8 points per game while Williams Jr. leads the Dukes on the glass with 8.9 rebounds per game and Castro is Duquesne’s top rebounder with 3.3 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Duquesne is scoring 73 points per game on 42.5% shooting from the field, 35% from behind the arc and 68.1% from the foul line this season.
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The St. Bonaventure Bonnies will look to add to their current 8 game winning streak following arguably their biggest victory of the season, a 77-74 win over Rhode Island in their last outing. Matt Mobley led the Bonnies with 26 points on 8 of 17 shooting with 3 threes and a team-high 9 rebounds, while LaDarien Griffin added 14 points with 8 rebounds and 3 blocks and Courtney Stockard added 13 points and 3 steals. Jaylen Adams contributed 10 points with a team-high 8 assists to round out the quartet of double digit scorers for St. Bonaventure in the winning effort. Adams leads the Bonnies with an average of 20 points and 5.4 assists per game while Griffin is St. Bonaventure’s top rebounder, grabbing 6.5 boards per game this season. As a team, St. Bonaventure is scoring 77.6 points per game on 45.3% shooting from the field, 40.2% from behind the arc and 76% from the foul line this season.
Duquesne is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a loss while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. St. Bonaventure is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the over is 10-4 in their last conference matchups. Duquesne is 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings at St. Bonaventure.
St. Bonaventure won the first meeting by 3 points on the road earlier this season, and while the Bonnies come into this one in better form and could probably name the score which they win by here, I think this is just too many points as St. Bonaventure is a team that Duquesne seems to get up for and given that the last 5 meetings have all been decided by single digits, including back-to-back 3 -point finishes, I’ll take a shot with Duquesne and the points here.