The Davidson Wildcats (12-11, 6-5 A10) head to St. Bonaventure to take on the Bonnies (17-8, 9-3 A10) in a game that will likely be low scoring. The game can be seen on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, February 14, 2020.
Davidson Wildcats vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies Betting Prediction
The Wildcats come in on a high note after blowing out the Fordham Rams in their last matchup, 79-49. The Wildcats had a phenomenally low turnover percentage of 5.8 (better than their season average of 15.6) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.590 (above their season average of 0.530). Davidson was lifted by Jon Axel Gudmundsson, who had five points, 13 assists and nine rebounds.
In the Bonnies’ previous game, they won big over the Saint Joseph’s Hawks, 74-56. The Bonnies had a superb effective field goal percentage of 0.582 (above their season average of 0.492) and had a turnover percentage of 11.2 (better than their season average of 15.5). With 12 points and nine rebounds, Osun Osunniyi played well for St. Bonaventure.
After the Wildcats won both games against the Bonnies last season, this will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. In the last contest, Davidson won 64-46. The Wildcats made 11 of their 14 free throws (78.6 percent) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.552 vs. 0.375).
Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when two of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams square off. St. Bonaventure ranks 329th in possessions per game (65.6) and Davidson is 302nd (66.8).
Davidson Wildcats vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – St. Bonaventure, O/U – Over
Davidson ranks 46th in three pointers attempted per game (25.7) while St. Bonaventure ranks 238th in three pointers allowed per game (24.1).
The Bonnies rank 100th in rebounds per game (36.8) while the Wildcats rank 235th (33.2).
Davidson averages 13.9 assists per game, which ranks 97th in the country. St. Bonaventure ranks 147th in assists allowed per game (13.0).
The Wildcats are 31st in the NCAA with 5.3 steals allowed per game while the Bonnies are 32nd with 5.3 steals allowed per game.
The Wildcats’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 13.2, up from 5.4 for the season.
During their last five games, the Bonnies have scored an average of 73.0 points per game (4.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 60.6 points per game (3.8 below their season average).