Fordham Rams vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies Betting Prediction 01/11/20

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It will be a showdown between two exceptional defenses when the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (10-5, 2-0 A10) meet the Fordham Rams (6-8, 0-2 A10) at Reilly Center. Action gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Fordham Rams vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies ATS Odds

In their last game, the Bonnies beat the George Mason Patriots, 61-49, while the Rams lost to the La Salle Explorers, 66-60.

The Bonnies had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 42.9 (above their season average of 30.9), while the Patriots had a turnover percentage of 24.3 (above their season average of 16.0). Fordham, meanwhile, forced La Salle into a turnover percentage of 26.5 (above their season average of 18.3). St. Bonaventure was led by Osun Osunniyi, who finished with eight points, 18 rebounds and five blocks. Meanwhile, Ivan Raut played a key role for Fordham with 18 points.

The Bonnies dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the last contest, St. Bonaventure won 74-53. The Bonnies’ 11.9 turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Rams, who had a rate of 16.7. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when two of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams go head-to-head. St. Bonaventure currently ranks 324th in possessions per game (66.3) and Fordham is 329th (66.1).

Fordham Rams vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – St. Bonaventure, ATS Winner – St. Bonaventure, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • St. Bonaventure averages 36.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 127th in the NCAA. Fordham ranks 182nd in rebounds allowed per game (36.8).
  • The Rams rank 16th in blocks allowed per game (2.2) while the Bonnies rank 62nd (2.9).
  • Fordham averages 7.9 steals per game, which ranks 53rd in the NCAA. St. Bonaventure ranks 54th in steals allowed per game (5.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Bonnies’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.0, up from 5.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Rams have scored an average of 59.6 points per game (1.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 65.4 points per game (5.0 above their season average).