Last Updated: 2017-03-06
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies (7-3) play the Niagara Purple Eagles (3-9) at Reilly Center. The game starts at 7:00 pm ET on Wednesday, Dec. 30.
The Bonnies lost a tough one against Siena 73-70 in their last game. Jaylen Adams finished with 18 points to lead the team. The Purple Eagles, meanwhile, are coming off a 65-56 loss to Albany in their last outing. Dominic Robb had a team-high 19 points.
Adams has really been playing well as of late for the Bonnies, averaging 18.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.5 steals, and 3.5 three-pointers over the last five games.
St. Bonaventure is a considerable 15-point favorite at home and the Over/Under (O/U) for this matchup is set at 133 points.
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The Bonnies enter the game with records of 7-3 Straight Up (SU) and 3-3 Against The Spread (ATS). The Bonnies are an incredibly accurate shooting team from the line with a .785 free throw percentage, one of the highest marks in Division I. As for the St. Bonaventure defense, teams really have to fight for three-pointers against the Bonnies, who have allowed only 6.0 three-pointers to opponents per game.
On the other side, the Purple Eagles head into the game with records of 5-4 ATS and 3-9 SU.
This is the first meeting of the season for St. Bonaventure and Niagara. The last time they played, St. Bonaventure came out on top, but Niagara still leads the head-to-head record over their most recent games, 6-4 SU. Additionally, Niagara leads the matchup ATS with a record of 6-3-1. Neither team was able to hold the edge in field goals, rebounds, or three-pointers over the course of their latest five contests.
Predictions: SU Winner – StBon, ATS Winner – StBon, O/U – Over
Niagara is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road.
Niagara is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Bonaventure.
St. Bonaventure is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Niagara.
St. Bonaventure is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Niagara.
St. Bonaventure is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Niagara.
On average, St. Bonaventure has 68.8 possessions per game and scores 1.073 points on each possession. Niagara has both fewer possessions (68.4) and scores fewer points during those possessions (.934).
The Niagara Purple Eagles average an effective field goal percentage of 45.8% this season. The St. Bonaventure Bonnies have split their games this season (3-3) when opponents have an eFG% of 45.8% or greater.
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies attempt 21.0 three pointers per game this season, while the Niagara Purple Eagles attempt 19.0. When they register 20 or more three point attempts in a game, St. Bonaventure is a solid 4-2 while Niagara is winless (0-5).
St. Bonaventure ranks 81st in offensive rebounding. Niagara ranks 212th in defensive rebounding.
St. Bonaventure has forced an average turnover percentage of 21.7% this season. Niagara has a losing 2-5 record when its TO% is 21.7% or higher.
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