Massachusetts Minutemen at St Bonaventure Bonnies
|Date & Time||Wednesday January 15, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Blue Cross Arena
The Arena, Enfield Island Village, London Borough of Enfield, London, Greater London, England, EN3 7NL, United Kingdom
SBON -8 TOTAL 138
The UMass Minutemen go to Rochester, New York, to take on the Saint Bonaventure Bonnies on Wednesday at the Blue Cross Arena. The UMass Minutemen are coming off a crushing defeat to the Dayton Flyers, who defeated UMass by 28 points. UMass has lost three of their last five and are struggling to find success this season.
The Minutemen are 7-9 on the season and have struggled in conference play so far early in the season, with a record of 1-2 in conference games. The Minutemen need to improve their rebound if they want to string wins together, as they rank 384th in rebounds per game at the moment.
The Saint Bonaventure Bonnies are on a three-game winning streak, defeating the Fordham Rams in their last game. The Bonnies have won four of their last five games, only losing to Buffalo in their last five.
The Bonnies are 11-5 on the season and have shown a ton of promise this year. Saint Bonaventure is undefeated in conference play this season, with a record of 3-0 currently. The Bonnies have done extremely well after going on a three-game losing streak to start the season, as they have now won 11 of their last 13 games.
UMass is 10-6 ATS this season
Minutemen are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a straight-up loss.
Saint Bonaventure is 9-5-1 ATS this season
Bonnies are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win.
I think the Saint Bonaventure Bonnies are too much of a consistent team to lose this one. If the Bonnies were not playing at home, it might lead to a closer match up, but I don't find a scenario where UMass is going to be able to pull off the upset away. It will be a big statement for UMass if they are able to pull off an upset, but I just can't see it happening with the way that the Minutemen are playing at the moment. Final Score Prediction, Saint Bonaventure Bonnies win 78 - 70.