The St. Bonaventure Bonnies (0-1) will be at home in Reilly Center when they go head-to-head against the Jackson State Tigers (1-1). Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
Jackson State Tigers vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies Betting Preview
In the Tigers last contest, they lost big to the Mercer Bears, 86-58. With 19 points on 8-for-13 shooting, Maurice Rivers led Jackson State in scoring. Mercer was successful at getting to and converting from the charity stripe. The Bears made 22 of their 27 free throws (81.5 percent), while the Tigers were just 6-8 (75.0 percent).
The Bonnies are hoping for a better outcome after their 77-75 loss to the Niagara Purple Eagles in their last game. Matt Mobley was the games high scorer with 29 points on 7-for-20 shooting. Niagara had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.547 vs. 0.443). St. Bonaventure, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (38.6 vs. 23.5).
The physical St. Bonaventure offense might be living from the charity stripe in this battle. The Bonnies rank fifth in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.327, while Jackson State ranks 346th in FTA rate allowed (0.349) since last season. Furthermore, the Tigers, who rank 37th in offensive rebounding percentage (34.3 percent), will square off against the Bonnies, who rank 259th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.2 percent).
Jackson State Tigers vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – St. Bonaventure, ATS Winner – St. Bonaventure, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bonnies average 4.2 blocks per game, which ranks 65th in the NCAA. The Tigers rank 69th in blocks allowed per game (2.9).
- Jackson State ranks 100th in three pointers attempted per game (22.8) while St. Bonaventure ranks 275th (18.3).
- The Bonnies rank 193rd in assists per game (13.0) while the Tigers rank 291st (11.3).
- St. Bonaventure is 43rd in the NCAA with 5.2 steals allowed per game while Jackson State is 47th with 5.2 steals allowed per game.