VCU vs St. Bonaventure Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/28/23
St. Bonaventure Bonnies (10-11) vs. VCU Rams (16-5)
January 28, 2023 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: VCU Rams -10.5 / St. Bonaventure Bonnies +10.5 ; Over/Under: 131
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The St. Bonaventure Bonnies and the VCU Rams meet Saturday in college basketball action from Siegel Center. St. Bonaventure is 10-11 on the year so far. The Bonnies lost to Fordham in their most recent outing. As for VCU, they’re 16-5 overall after a win over George Mason on Wednesday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
St. Bonaventure Bonnies
St. Bonaventure lost to Canisius, SD State, Buffalo, Iona, FGCU, Siena, Northern Iowa and St. Louis over their first 16 games this year. The Bonnies are 2-3 since then with losses to Rhode Island, Loyola IL and Fordham.
Matched up against Fordham on Wednesday, the Bonnies were up 30-28 going into the second half. St. Bonaventure was outscored 51-38 from there and lost 79-68. Tops in scoring was Daryl Banks with 29 points.
Over on the VCU side, they were 11-5 after 16 games, taking losses to Arizona State, Memphis, Temple, Jacksonville and Duquesne. VCU has beaten Loyola IL, Dayton, UMass, Richmond and George Mason in their last five outings.
On Wednesday in the George Mason game, VCU jumped out to a 39-23 halftime lead. The Rams kept it rolling in the second half with a 33-29 run for a 72-52 victory. David Shriver was the leading team scorer on 13 points and two rebounds.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’ll likely stick with VCU in this one. The Rams are on a solid six-game winning streak right now and looking good. VCU has hit 72 or more points in five of those games and should post a pretty decent total in this one as well. As for St. Bonaventure, they’re on a sketchy 2-4 run right now but they’ve shown flashes of potential here and there. All things considered however, I don’t think the Bonnies will be able to keep the pace if VCU gets rolling.