St. Bonaventure Bonnies at Northeastern Huskies Betting Prediction 12/21/18

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The Northeastern Huskies (5-6) will be at home in Matthews Arena when they clash with the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (4-7). Action gets underway at 12 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. Northeastern Huskies Betting Odds

Both teams lost a close one in their last matchup. The Huskies fell to the Boston University Terriers, 77-74, while the Bonnies were defeated by the Bucknell Bison, 88-85.

St. Bonaventure had a better turnover percentage (14.0 vs. 15.9) while Northeastern did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (18-24; 75.0 percent). Northeastern was led by Vasa Pusica, who finished with 31 points and six assists. LaDarien Griffin, meanwhile played a pivotal role for St. Bonaventure with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The Bonnies won the only game between these two teams last season, 84-65. St. Bonaventure made good use of their 28 trips to the free throw line, making 25 of them (89.3 percent). Northeastern, on the other hand, was 17-23 (73.9 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Jalen Poyser has been excellent recently for St. Bonaventure, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

It could be an error-filled game for the Northeastern offense. Northeastern ranks 191st in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.2 percent), while the gambling defense of St. Bonaventure forces the 68th-most turnovers in the NCAA (22.0 percent).

St. Bonaventure Bonnies at Northeastern Huskies Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Northeastern, ATS Winner – St. Bonaventure, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • St. Bonaventure ranks 41st in blocks per game (4.5) while Northeastern ranks 180th (1.5).
  • The Bonnies average 6.5 steals per game, which ranks 100th in the NCAA. The Huskies rank 119th in steals allowed per game (6.8).
  • The Huskies rank 20th in rebounds allowed per game (30.5) while the Bonnies rank 139th (35.5).
  • Northeastern ranks 99th in three pointers attempted per game (23.7) while St. Bonaventure ranks 197th in three pointers allowed per game (24.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Huskies have scored an average of 68.4 points per game (4.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.8 points per game (2.0 below their season average).
  • The Bonnies have been outscored by an average of 2.0 points in their last five games. For the season, St. Bonaventure has defeated opponents by an average of 3.5 points.