UCLA vs. St. Bonaventure - 3/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (21-11) at St. Bonaventure Bonnies (24-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 9:10 pm (UD Arena)
The Line: St. Bonaventure Bonnies +3.5 -- Over/Under: 155 See the Latest Odds
The St Bonaventure Bonnies and UCLA Bruins meet Tuesday in the college basketball First Four at the University of Dayton Arena.
The St Bonaventure Bonnies have lost just one game since January 24, making them one of the hotter teams in the entire tournament. The St Bonaventure Bonnies are averaging 77.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Jaylen Adams is averaging 19.8 points and 5.4 assists while Matt Mobley is averaging 18.5 points and five rebounds. Courtney Stockard is the third double-digit scorer and LaDarien Griffin is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The St Bonaventure Bonnies are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The St Bonaventure Bonnies are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The St Bonaventure Bonnies have won three of their last five neutral site games.
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The UCLA Bruins enter the tournament splitting their last eight games and losing to the Arizona Wildcats in overtime in the Pac-12 Tournament. The UCLA Bruins are averaging 81.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 76.3 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Aaron Holiday is averaging 20.3 points and 5.8 assists while Kris Wilkes is averaging 13.8 points and five rebounds. Thomas Welsh is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylen Hands is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The UCLA Bruins are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The UCLA Bruins are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The UCLA Bruins have won four of their last six neutral site games.
The Bruins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Bonnies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The over is 4-1 in Bruins last 5 non-conference games and the under is 5-1 in Bonnies last 6 non-conference games.
This is going to be a must-watch game for basketball fans, as a battle between Adams and Holiday is one of the better guard pairings in the field. The St Bonaventure Bonnies are probably the more balanced and disciplined team, but in a game where both clubs want to push the pace and have their offense takeover, you usually want to side with the better offense. That's the UCLA Bruins, a club that's ranked 28th in scoring and shoots nearly 47 percent from the field in non-home games. I'll eat the small line with the UCLA Bruins.