St. Bonaventure vs. Illinois,
12/07/2011 21:00 EDT,
Score: 43 - 48
Point Spread: +11/-110 St. Bonaventure
1 Unit on St. Bonaventure +10.5
I believe this young Illinois team is in for a letdown following its big win over then-No. 19 Gonzaga. This experienced St. Bonaventure team has already played 4 true road games this season and showed well in each. It played Cleveland State to a 3-point game, VA Tech to a 9-point game, beat Siena and upset Buffalo. Cleveland State is 8-1 with several impressive wins. VA Tech and Buffalo also have winning records.
The Bonnies are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog of 7.0-12.5 points and 27-13 ATS in their last 40 games as a road underdog. Plus, Illinois is just 20-35 ATS under coach Weber after successfully covering the spread in 2 or more consecutive games.
This line is inflated because of Illinois' win over Gonzaga. We'll take the points.