Check out our free St. Bonaventure vs Saint Louis pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in St. Louis. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

St. Bonaventure vs Saint Louis Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds

Bonnies vs Billikens Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: St. Bonaventure Bonnies at Saint Louis Billikens
  • Where: St. Louis at Chaifetz Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 7th
  • Betting Odds: St. Bonaventure +7.5, STBON +263 | STLOU -346 O/U 141.0

Bonnies Preview:

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies will be looking to pick up their 16th win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. So far, the Bonnies have played 4 games on the road, with a record of 0-4. For the season, St. Bonaventure has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 1-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bonnies being +7.5 point underdogs.

St. Bonaventure will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Daryl Banks III who is averaging 17.4 points per game for the Bonnies. III is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bonnies’ offensive game plan is the play of Kyrell Luc who has hit 39.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.13 points per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for St. Bonaventure this season, as they are currently ranked 234th in college basketball at 70.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bonnies’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.6%, placing them 444th in the NCAA.

Billikens Preview:

Saint Louis heads into this matchup having played 15 games and have an overall record sitting at 9-6. So far this season, Saint Louis has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-3. The Billikens’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7.5 points in their favor. For the season, Saint Louis has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 8-5.

Saint Louis will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Gibson Jimerson who is averaging 12.87 points per game for the Billikens. Jimerson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Billikens’ offensive game plan is the play of Yuri Collins who has hit 42.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.27 points per game.

So far this season, Saint Louis has put together a strong scoring offense at 76.4 points per game (58th). This strong figure has come despite the Billikens playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 36.9% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Saint Louis’ overall field goal percentage currently sits at 45.4%

Free Spread Prediction: Saint Louis Billikens -7.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Saint Louis Billikens to pick up the win and cover the spread as -7.5 point betting favorites. Although Saint Louis as a team is just 128th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Bonnies’ defense. At -7.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Billikens to come out on top and cover.

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