College Basketball Picks

St. Bonaventure vs Saint Joseph’s Prediction Basketball Picks 1-26-24

Saint Joseph's Hawks (13-6) vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies (11-7)
January 26, 2024 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: St. Bonaventure Bonnies -3; Over/Under: 143
(Get latest betting odds)

The Saint Joseph’s Hawks and the St. Bonaventure Bonnies meet Friday in college basketball action from Reilly Center. Saint Joseph’s is currently 13-6 after a win over UMass on Tuesday. As for St. Bonaventure, they’re 11-7 on the season and coming off a loss to Duquesne. Let’s get into our Saint Joseph’s vs. St. Bonaventure prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Saint Joseph’s Hawks

The Hawks only lost three of their first 13 games to Texas A&M-Commerce, Kentucky and Charleston. Saint Joseph’s would then lose three straight to Rhode Island, Saint Louis and Loyola before recovering with wins over La Salle, Duquesne and UMass in the next trio.

On Tuesday versus UMass, the Hawks were facing a four-point deficit going into the second half. Saint Joseph’s stormed back in the second half with a 40-35 run and took the comeback win 78-77, though. Tops in scoring was Erik Reynolds with 31 points, three steals, three assists and four rebounds.

More College Basketball Picks: Utah Valley vs Seattle Prediction!

St. Bonaventure Bonnies

Over on the Bonnies’ side, they got off to a nice 10-3 start as well with losses to only Canisius, Auburn and Florida Atlantic. St. Bonaventure is just 1-4 in their last five though, falling to Richmond, Fordham, George Mason and Duquesne alongside a win over Rhode Island in that time.

In their latest matchup versus Duquesne on Tuesday, the Bonnies were only able to score 15 points in the first half. St. Bonaventure hit a 35-32 edge in the second but still lost 54-50. Charles Pride was the team’s top scorer with his 14 points, four rebounds and three steals in 37 minutes of work.


I’ll stick with Saint Joseph’s. The Hawks had a close call versus UMass in their last game, getting out-rebounded 40-33 with 13 turnovers in the one-point win. Saint Joseph’s still shot pretty well in that one though (47.5 percent), and overall they’re playing well right now. The Hawks have hit 71 or more points in 10 straight outings, so the offense is clicking normally.

As for St. Bonaventure, they’ve been able to muster just 110 combined points in their past two games (both losses). The Bonnies usually post pretty good points totals at home this year though, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see a high finish here. Ultimately I like the Hawks to take the cover but the Bonnies should hang around.

Andrew's Free Pick: Saint Joseph's Hawks +3

Need More? Get Premium Picks


Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

Related Articles

Back to top button