Betting on today’s Bonnies and Rams game? Catch the action at Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA, as the Rams hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on CBSS. This Atlantic 10 conference matchup has an over/under of 134 points, and the Rams are favored to win at home vs. the Bonnies.
ST. BONAVENTURE BONNIES VS VCU RAMS BETTING PICK
The Pick: VCU Rams -5
This game will be played at Stuart C. Siegel Center at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.
WHY BET THE VCU RAMS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-67 in favor of the Rams.
- Not only will VCU pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 134 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.
No Pressure for St. Bonaventure as Away Dogs
St. Bonaventure comes into this game with a 9-3 overall record, having played 12 games. In their previous three road games, which includes last year, St. Bonaventure has a 2-1 road record. As St. Bonaventure enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 6-6. In their last ten games, St. Bonaventure has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.
After 12 games, St. Bonaventure has an over/under record of 6-6-0, with their games averaging a combined 138.6 points per game so far. The Bonnies have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 138 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
In their most recent game, the St. Bonaventure offense concluded with only 62 points against Akron. Throughout the game, they made 4/15 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 38.1%. On the offensive front, the Bonnies have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, ranking 94th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 103rd in terms of percentage and 123rd in three-pointers made.
At present, the Bonnies’ defense is nationally ranked 37th, allowing 64.2 points per game. In today’s game, the St. Bonaventure defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 61 points.
Taking a Look at the Rams Chances at Home
After defeating Gardner-Webb by a score of 87-73, VCU now has a record of 8-5. So far this season, all of the Rams’ games have been played on the road. As of now, VCU has a 7-6 ATS record heading into today’s game. Looking back at their performance in the team’s previous five games, they hold a 3-2 record vs. the spread.
So far, VCU’s games have averaged 140.1 points per game with the average over/under line being 139.2 points. The Rams’ last five games have finished with a combined 152 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.
Coming off their recent game, the VCU offense tallied 87 points in a matchup against Gardner-Webb. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50.7%, and they made 8 threes. The VCU offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 24.7 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 33% of their looks from outside this season.
In the current season, the VCU defense has excelled, sitting 66th in the nation by allowing 66.3 points per game. Against Gardner-Webb, the Rams’ defense gave up 73 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Gardner-Webb only made 9 free-throws.