The St. Bonaventure Bonnies (6-2) will be at home in Reilly Center when they go head-to-head with the Yale Bulldogs (6-5). Action starts at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 9, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPNU.
Yale Bulldogs at St. Bonaventure Bonnies Free Preview
The last time the Bulldogs played, they defeated the Lehigh Mountain Hawks, 86-77. With 21 points and seven rebounds, Miye Oni had a good outing for Yale. Yale dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a phenomenal effective field goal percentage of 0.616 (above their season average of 0.562) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.3 (below their season average of 29.9). Lehigh was 0.492 and 22.2, respectively, for those same stats.
The Bonnies hope to keep it rolling after beating the Canisius Golden Griffins in their last contest, 73-65. St. Bonaventure rallied around Jaylen Adams, who led the team in scoring with 20 points on 4-for-16 shooting. The Bonnies forced 19 turnovers and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.3 (above their season average of 33.2).
Yale could struggle to create turnovers. Since the 2016-17 season, St. Bonaventure ranks 93rd in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.6 percent), while Yale has forced the 218th-most turnovers (17.6 percent).
Oni has taken his game to another level over the last five games for Yale, averaging 18.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game.
Yale Bulldogs at St. Bonaventure Bonnies ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – St. Bonaventure, ATS Winner – St. Bonaventure, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bonnies rank 45th in steals per game (7.5) while the Bulldogs rank 183rd in steals allowed per game (6.6).
- Yale ranks 21st in three pointers attempted per game (22.0) while St. Bonaventure ranks 280th (18.1).
- The Bulldogs rank fifth in assists per game (16.6) while the Bonnies rank 195th (13.1).
- Yale ranks 22nd in blocks allowed per game (3.3) while St. Bonaventure ranks 177th (3.7).