Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Bonnies and Ramblers. The game is starting at 5:00 ET on USA, and it’s hosted by the Ramblers at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 138.5 points, and Loyola Chicago is favored by -2.5 vs. St. Bonaventure in a Atlantic 10 conference matchup.


The Pick: St. Bonaventure Bonnies +2.5

This game will be played at Barclays Center at 5:00 ET on Thursday, March 14th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-72 in favor of the Ramblers.
  • Even though we have Loyola Chicago winning straight-up, we like St. Bonaventure at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Bonnies Lock in a Road Win?

St. Bonaventure will be looking to improve their road record, which currently sits at 5-6, when they take on Loyola Chicago as 2.5-point underdogs. So far this season, the Bonnies have gone 18-12, including a 10-9 mark in Atlantic 10 play. In their last game, they defeated La Salle 75-73.

Over their last 10 road games, St. Bonaventure has gone 4-6, and they are 2-3 in their last five. On the season, they have been outscoring their opponents by an average of 3.0 points per game on the road, compared to +6.8 at home. As underdogs, the Bonnies are 3-5.

As the underdog, St. Bonaventure has an ATS record of 4-4 this season and they are 15-16 overall vs. the spread. On the road, the Bonnies have gone 6-5 ATS this year and they are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 road games.

This season, the over/under record for St. Bonaventure games is 18-13. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 142.3 points, while the average over/under line is 139.9. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 148 points.

The Bonnies’ offense wrapped up their last game with 75 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 73.8 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Chad Venning who comes into today’s matchup averaging 13.9. Mika Adams-Woods also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.

At this time, the Bonnies’ defense is positioned 77th in the country, permitting 68.3 points per game. So far, the St. Bonaventure defense is giving up an average of 8.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10 times per game (428th).

Will Loyola Chicago Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Coming into today’s game, Loyola Chicago is 14-4 at home and has won their last seven games at home. On the season, the Ramblers have an average scoring margin of +7.8 at home.

Overall, Loyola Chicago is 23-8, and they have gone 15-3 in Atlantic 10 play. They have won three straight games, and their record as the favorite is 15-3.

When looking at Loyola Chicago’s ATS record this season, they are just 17-13. However, when looking at their record vs. the spread as the favorite, they have gone 10-8. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 7-3 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Loyola Chicago games is 12-16-2. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 139.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 138.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (143). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 131 points.

In contrast to their season average of 73.4 points per game, the Loyola Chicago had a below average performance. They scored 64 points against La Salle and had a field goal percentage of 37.9%. The Loyola Chicago offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 23.5 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 36% of their looks from outside this season.

At this time, the Ramblers’ defense is positioned 51st in the country, permitting 67.1 points per game. Loyola Chicago will look once again to perform well on defense, holding La Salle to just 37% shooting in their most recent game.