The UMass Minutemen (14-15, 5-12 A-10) hope to snap a three-game home losing skid when hosting the Saint Bonaventure Bonnies (14-16, 8-9 A-10) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 2:30 PM ET.
Saturday’s matchup between the Minutemen and the Bonnies features a close line of UMass -2. The matchup has a point total of 142.5.
UMass vs. Saint Bonaventure Odds
Point Spread for UMass vs. Saint Bonaventure
The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with sportsbooks listing UMass as the favorite.
UMass vs. Saint Bonaventure Moneyline
As for the moneyline, UMass has -132 odds to pick up the win, while Saint Bonaventure is listed at +112 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 142.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Game Time: 2:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: USA
- Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
- Arena: William D. Mullins Center
UMass vs. Saint Bonaventure Betting Trends
UMass has played 29 games, with 13 wins against the spread. The Minutemen have been chosen as favorites in 14 games this year and have walked away with the win eight times (57.1%) in those games. UMass’ games this year have gone over the total in 13 out of 30 opportunities (43.3%).
Saint Bonaventure is 16-13-1 against the spread this season. The Bonnies have put together a 6-8 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 42.9% of those games). Saint Bonaventure’s games this season have hit the over on 15 of 30 set point totals (50%).
UMass vs. Saint Bonaventure Key Players to Watch
Matt Cross is tops on the Minutemen with 12.9 points per contest and 6.3 rebounds, while also putting up 1.8 assists. RJ Luis posts 11.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Dyondre Dominguez is averaging 9 points, 1.1 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game. T.J. Weeks posts 8.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. Defensively, he posts 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
Daryl Banks III is No. 1 on the Bonnies in scoring (15.8 points per game) and assists (2.2), and posts 3.7 rebounds. He also puts up 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Kyrell Luc is posting a team-best 4.2 assists per contest. He’s also contributing 11.4 points and 3.4 rebounds, making 35.3% of his shots from the field, and 30.9% from beyond the arc resulting in 1 triples per contest. The Bonnies get 12.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game from Chad Venning. Yann Farell is the Bonnies’ top rebounder (6.1 per game), and he delivers 9 points and 1.2 assists.
What you need to know about the UMass Minutemen
UMass’ A-10 games have hit the over nine out of 17 times this season. So far this year, the Minutemen are averaging 70.8 points per game (198th-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 71.8 points per contest (234th-ranked). With 34.7 rebounds per game, UMass is 38th in the nation. It allows 30.6 rebounds per contest, which ranks 149th in college basketball.
Offensively, the Minutemen have performed better when playing at home this season, averaging 76.3 points per game, compared to 68.2 per game away from home. UMass is making 6.1 three-pointers per game (311th-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 33.8% shooting percentage (209th-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Minutemen are giving up 7.8 treys per game (250th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing a 33% three-point percentage (127th-ranked).
The Minutemen are 4-6 against the spread and 3-7 overall in their last 10 contests. UMass has hit the over in five of its past 10 games. UMass’ offense has been improved over its last 10 games, scoring 71.2 points per contest compared to the 70.8 it has averaged this year. UMass’ defense has been less stingy as of late, as the team has allowed 75 points per game during its past 10 compared to the 71.8 points per game its opponents average on the season.
What you need to know about the Saint Bonaventure Bonnies
Saint Bonaventure’s conference games have hit the over nine out of 17 times this season. On offense the Bonnies are the 290th-ranked squad in the nation (67.4 points per game). Defensively they are 107th (67.6 points conceded per game). With 29.9 rebounds per game and 31.6 rebounds conceded, Saint Bonaventure is 284th and 214th in the nation, respectively.
The Bonnies score 72.7 points per game at home, and 62.5 away. Saint Bonaventure makes 7.1 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 215th and 137th, respectively, in college basketball. Defensively, the Bonnies are 52nd in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded per game at 6.2. They are ninth-best in 3-point percentage conceded at 29.1%.
The Bonnies have gone 4-6 over their past 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, Saint Bonaventure has gone over the total five times. In its previous 10 games, Saint Bonaventure is putting up 68.1 points per game, 0.7 more than its season average (67.4). While the Bonnies are surrendering 67.6 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse over their past 10 games, allowing 70.1 points per contest.
UMass vs. Saint Bonaventure Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is UMass, and we expect that UMass will cover the spread (UMass -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 142.5 points.
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