UMass vs. Saint Bonaventure Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023
The Saint Bonaventure Bonnies (14-16, 8-9 A-10) visit the UMass Minutemen (14-15, 5-12 A-10) after losing three straight road games. The Minutemen are favored by only 2 points in the matchup, which tips at 2:30 PM ET on Saturday, March 4, 2023. The over/under is set at 141 for the matchup.
UMass vs. Saint Bonaventure Odds
- UMass odds to win: -130
- Saint Bonaventure odds to win: +109
- Spread: UMass (-2)
- Total: 141
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 2:30 PM ET
- TV: USA
- Where: Amherst, Massachusetts
- Venue: William D. Mullins Center
Who Will Win UMass vs. Saint Bonaventure?
UMass and Saint Bonaventure Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
UMass has a 3-6 record against the spread this season when favored by 2 points or more.
Saint Bonaventure has a 7-5 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 2 points or more this season.
The two teams average a combined 2.8 fewer points per game, 138.2, than this game’s total of 141 points.
Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 139.4 points per game, 1.6 fewer than the point total for this matchup.
The average total for UMass’ games this year is 1.7 more points than the over/under of 141 in this game.
The average over/under in Bonnies games this season is six fewer points than the point total of 141 for this outing.
The Minutemen’s ATS record is 13-16-0 this season.
The Bonnies have gone 16-13-1 ATS this season.
UMass Stats & Insights
UMass has a -29 scoring differential, putting up 70.8 points per game (198th in college basketball) and allowing 71.8 (236th in college basketball).
UMass grabs 34.7 rebounds per game (38th in college basketball) while allowing 30.6 per outing to its opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 4.1 boards per game.
The Minutemen hit 6.1 three-pointers per game (311th in college basketball) while shooting 33.8% from beyond the arc (209th in college basketball). They are making 1.7 fewer threes per contest than their opponents, who drain 7.8 per game while shooting 33%.
UMass averages 88.3 points per 100 possessions on offense (306th in college basketball), and gives up 89.6 points per 100 possessions (125th in college basketball).
The Minutemen are averaging 76.3 points per game this year in home games, which is 8.1 more points than they’re averaging in away games (68.2).
Saint Bonaventure Stats & Insights
Saint Bonaventure has a -7 scoring differential, putting up 67.4 points per game (290th in college basketball) and giving up 67.6 (107th in college basketball).
Saint Bonaventure falls short in the rebound battle by an average of 1.7 boards. It collects 29.9 rebounds per game (283rd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 31.6.
Saint Bonaventure makes 7.1 three-pointers per game (215th in college basketball) at a 35.1% rate (136th in college basketball), compared to the 6.2 its opponents make, shooting 29.1% from beyond the arc.
Saint Bonaventure ranks 264th in college basketball averaging 90.3 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 159th, allowing 90.7 points per 100 possessions.
At home, the Bonnies average 72.7 points per game. Away, they score 62.5.
UMass Key Players to Watch
The Minutemen leader in points and rebounds is Matt Cross, who scores 12.9 points and grabs 6.3 rebounds per game.
UMass’ best passer is Keon Thompson, who averages 2.8 assists per game to go with his 6 PPG scoring average.
T.J. Weeks leads the Minutemen in three-point shooting, making an average of 1.7 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Cross and Wildens Leveque lead UMass on the defensive end, with Cross leading the team in steals averaging 1.4 per game and Leveque in blocks averaging 1.1 per contest.
Saint Bonaventure Key Players to Watch
Daryl Banks III is the top scorer for the Bonnies with 15.8 points per game. He also adds 3.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game to his statistics.
The Saint Bonaventure leaders in rebounding and assists are Yann Farell with 6.1 rebounds per game (he also adds 9 points and 1.2 assists per game) and Kyrell Luc with 4.2 assists per game (he also tacks on 11.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game).
Banks makes 2.5 three-pointers per game, the most on the Bonnies.
Saint Bonaventure’s leader in steals is Luc (1.7 per game), and its leader in blocks is Chad Venning (1.4 per game).
UMass vs. Saint Bonaventure Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
UMass 70, Saint Bonaventure 68
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