The Maryland Terrapins (5-0) and the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (2-1) battle in the Emerald Coast Classic at The Arena at NW Florida St. Maryland opened as a 9-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 147 points. Action gets underway at 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 24, 2017, and it can be seen on CBS Sports Network.
St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. Maryland Terrapins Betting Preview
The Bonnies won big over the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks in their last outing, 96-48. With 18 points and five assists, St. Bonaventure’s Izaiah Brockington played well. St. Bonaventure dominated every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 13.9 and a free throw rate of 0.346. For those same stats, Maryland Eastern Shore was 30.0 and 0.167, respectively.
In the Terrapins last game, they blew out the Jackson State Tigers, 76-45. Maryland was lifted by Bruno Fernando, who was the games high scorer with 18 points on 7-for-9 shooting. Maryland dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.250 (below their season average of 0.358) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.606 (above their season average of 0.591). For those same stats, Jackson State recorded marks of 0.050 and 0.350, respectively.
The physical Maryland offense might be getting to the foul line a lot in this battle. Dating back to last season, the Terrapins rank 46th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.286, while St. Bonaventure ranks 292nd in FTA rate allowed (0.282).
The Bonnies have had a solid 22-13 straight up (SU) record since last season, but have had difficulty covering the spread (11-18-2 against the spread (ATS)). A little over half of St. Bonaventure games have finished under the O/U total since last season.
The Terrapins, on the other hand, have records of 29-8 SU and 18-14-2 ATS since last season. Maryland’s games have had a slight tendency to finish under the O/U total over that same period (53.1 percent).
St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. Maryland Terrapins ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Maryland, ATS Winner – St. Bonaventure, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Terrapins rank 35th in blocks per game (4.8) while the Bonnies rank 170th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
- St. Bonaventure ranks 60th in steals per game (7.2) while Maryland ranks 238th (5.3).
- The Terrapins rank 27th in assists allowed per game (11.1) while the Bonnies rank 187th (13.6).
- Maryland ranks 115th in three pointers attempted per game (22.4) while St. Bonaventure ranks 259th (18.6).