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St. Bonaventure vs. VCU - 2/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

VCU at St. Bonaventure
Date & Time Saturday February 9, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)
Reilly Center
Saint Bonaventure, NY
The Line
St. Bonaventure +2.5 / over-under: 125
TV Channel
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Atlantic Ten college basketball pits the VCU Rams against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies.

The VCU Rams have been heating up with wins in five of six following a 60-50 win at George Washington on Wednesday night. 

VCU did not shoot the ball well at 42.6% with a 3-20 effort from distance but the defense was stifling with the Colonials held to 34.1% from the floor.

The balanced Rams saw 14 points and five pulls from De’Riante Jenkins followed by Marcus Santos-Silva with ten points and eleven rebounds.

Marcus Evans gave Virginia Commonwealth another ten points, four boards and four helpers while four others contributed 5-6 points each.

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies have been trending upward with wins in three of four after squeezing by Duquesne 51-49 on Wednesday.

St. Bonaventure was outshot 34.5%-28.6% but totaled 18 offensive rebounds to post 15 more looks at the basket to stay competitive.

Kyle Lofton kept the Bonnies in the game with 16 points followed by Dominick Welch with ten points and seven boards.

Osun Osunniyi gave St. Bonnies nine points and 22 rebounds while LaDarien Griffin tossed in nine points and logged five pulls.

VCU Rams are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and VCU Rams are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Atlantic 10 and VCU Rams are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. 

Under is 14-6-1 in St. Bonaventure Bonnies last 21 overall and over is 13-6-1 in St. Bonaventure  Bonnies last 20 games following a ATS win. Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

I know points are far and few between right now for these teams but I’d take a shot at the over before picking a side…

over 125

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