The St. Bonaventure Bonnies and Auburn Tigers face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at the Barclays Center.
Bonnies Look for Second Straight Win
St. Bonaventure comes into this game with a 2-1 record overall and they picked up a key win on Thursday. The Bonnies scored 66 points against Oklahoma State and that was enough for the two point victory. Mike Adams-Woods had a strong game putting up 20 points, five rebounds, and two assists. They only played seven players and this isn’t a team that has a very deep bench. The Bonnies this season are averaging 68.7 points while their defense is giving up 67.7 points per game. The offense isn’t exactly elite, so they are going to need the defense to step up here.
Auburn Dominated on Thursday
After losing the first game of the season, Auburn has looked really good the last couple of games. In the last game against Notre Dame, Auburn scored 83 points, but even more impressive was the defense giving up only 59 points. Johni Boone had a strong game putting up 15 points, five rebounds, and four assists. There were four different players that put up at least 10 points. Auburn overall this season is averaging 83.7 points while their defense is giving up 72.7 points per game. The defense is ranked 229th but in this game it’s probably going to be about the offense.
Shane’s Free Pick
St. Bonaventure is coming off a win on Thursday, but this is a much tougher matchup. Auburn’s offense is averaging 83.7 points per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. St. Bonaventure isn’t going to go over 65 points here, and that is going to be the difference here. Auburn is going to go over 80 points and that will be the difference. Back Auburn against the spread.