bucknell vs st bonaventure ncaab prediction

NCAAB Bucknell vs St. Bonaventure Prediction 11/22/2023

The Bucknell Bison (2-4) travel to face off against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (2-2) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at Reilly Center in Saint Bonaventure and televised on ESPN+. Bucknell is coming off a win in their previous game, while St. Bonaventure is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Auburn. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Bucknell Bison vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies

The Bucknell Bison Are Coming Off A Win

Bucknell, who is getting ready for their 7th game of the season, currently holds a 2-4 overall record. In their previous five road games, including last year, Bucknell has gone 1-4. As of today’s game, Bucknell’s against the spread record stands at 2-4. Over their last five games, the team has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Through six games, Bucknell has an over/under record of 2-4-0 with their games averaging a combined 135.3 points per game so far. When assessing the Bison’s performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-2, with their games averaging 61 points per game.

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Today, St. Bonaventure will face Bucknell in their 5th game of the season. They currently have a 2-2 record. Looking back at their last ten home games, St. Bonaventure has gone 2-8, including games from last year. Prior to today’s game, St. Bonaventure holds a 1-3 ATS record. Over their previous ten games, including those from last season, St. Bonaventure has gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving St. Bonaventure have had an average of 136.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 138.5 points. Their over/under record is 1-3-0. When assessing the Bonnies’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 0-3, with their games averaging 64 points per game.

Bucknell Offense Breakdown

The Bison’s offense finished with 67 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 62.5 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Bison have a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, ranking 350th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 248th in terms of percentage and 178th in three-pointers made.

Jack Forrest (G) 16.3 6.2 1.2
Noah Williamson (C) 11.3 7.0 1.0
Josh Bascoe (G) 8.3 1.8 4.5

St. Bonaventure Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, St. Bonaventure offense put up 60 points against Auburn. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 39.7% and made 3 threes. On the offensive front, the Bonnies have a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, ranking 311st nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 388th in terms of percentage and 280th in three-pointers made.

Mika Adams-Woods (G) 12.2 2.8 3
Charles Pride (G) 12.0 6.8 1
Chad Venning (F) 11.5 3.8 0

Bucknell Team Defense

The Bison’s defense is presently ranked 116th nationally, allowing an average of 72.8 points per contest. Bucknell will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Southern Indiana to just 38% shooting in their most recent game.

St. Bonaventure Team Defense

Currently, the Bonnies’ defense holds the 91st rank in the nation, allowing 70.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, St. Bonaventure’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.8% this season.

Bison vs Bonnies Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Bucknell has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 63 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Although St. Bonaventure has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 0-3. The team averaged 58 points per game in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Bison have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-1.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Bonnies have a straight up record of 2-1, while going 1-2 against the spread.

Bison vs Bonnies Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Bonnies vs. Bonnies game, our recommendation is to take the Bonnies at -17. Despite our model showing the Bonnies winning 77-66, we like Bison as our point-spread pick.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 133.5 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the over.

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