The St. Bonaventure Bonnies (5-2) will travel to Koessler Athletic Center to take on the Canisius Golden Griffins (4-4). The Bonnies opened as 9-point favorites. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 142.5 points and it can be seen on ESPN 3 at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. Canisius Golden Griffins ATS Odds
Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Golden Griffins defeated the Dartmouth Big Green 73-60, while the Bonnies beat the Buffalo Bulls 73-62.
St. Bonaventure played a nearly perfect game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 37.8 (above their season average of 32.2) and a turnover percentage of 15.1 (worse than their season average of 13.7). Buffalo had marks of 23.3 and 18.8, respectively, for those same stats. The Golden Griffins, on the other hand, had an extraordinary effective field goal percentage of 0.653 (above their season average of 0.571) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 32.0 (above their season average of 29.7). Canisius’ Jermaine Crumpton played well, recording 24 points. Matt Mobley, meanwhile played a pivotal role for St. Bonaventure with 25 points.
This has potential to be a mistake-prone game for the offense of Canisius. Since the 2016-17 season, Canisius ranks 218th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.4 percent), while the disruptive defense of St. Bonaventure has forced the 45th-most turnovers in the nation (21.6 percent).
Games featuring the Bonnies have typically finished under the total (60.0 percent). St. Bonaventure holds records of 5-2 straight up (SU) and 3-2 against the spread (ATS).
Golden Griffins games also have typically finished under the total (75.0 percent). Additionally, Canisius is 4-4 SU and 5-3 ATS.
The Golden Griffins won the lone contest between these two teams last year, 106-101. The Golden Griffins’ turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Bonnies. Canisius had a rate of 12.2, while St. Bonaventure posted a mark of 14.8.
St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. Canisius Golden Griffins Betting Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – St. Bonaventure, ATS Winner – St. Bonaventure, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
Canisius ranks 54th in three pointers attempted per game (24.6) while St. Bonaventure ranks 284th (18.2).
The Bonnies rank 158th in rebounds per game (36.1) while the Golden Griffins rank 277th (32.9).
St. Bonaventure ranks 47th in steals per game (7.4) while Canisius ranks 139th (6.4).
The Bonnies rank 66th in blocks per game (4.2) while the Golden Griffins rank 255th (2.2).
Canisius ranks 11th in assists per game (17.5) while St. Bonaventure ranks 197th (13.0).