The St. Bonaventure Bonnies and the VCU Rams will face off in an Atlantic 10 clash at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday at the Reilly Center. St. Bonaventure is 9-3 overall and 5-1 at home, while VCU is 10-4 overall and 4-0 on the road. St. Bonaventure has won two of the last three head-to-head matchups with their A-10 rivals and is also 2-0-1 against the spread during that span.
However, VCU has covered six games in a row entering Friday and St. Bonaventure is 3-9 against the number this season. The Bonnies are favored by 2.5 points in the latest St. Bonaventure vs. VCU odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 131. Before entering any VCU vs. St. Bonaventure picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- St. Bonaventure vs. VCU spread: St. Bonaventure -2.5
- St. Bonaventure vs. VCU over-under: 131 points
What you need to know about St. Bonaventure
The Bonnies came out on top in a nail-biter against the La Salle Explorers on Tuesday, sneaking past 80-76. St. Bonaventure got double-digit scores from five players: guard Kyle Lofton (18), guard Jaren Holmes (17), guard Dominick Welch (17), forward Osun Osunniyi (15) and guard Jalen Adaway (13).
All five of those players are averaging in double-figures scoring for the season and that versatility offensively makes them incredibly difficult to defend. They're all seniors as well, and that experience could give them an advantage against a VCU squad that hasn't played together as often.
What you need to know about VCU
Meanwhile, VCU made easy work of the George Washington Colonials on Tuesday and carried off an 84-57 win. VCU's success was spearheaded by the efforts of forward Vince Williams Jr., who had 11 points and eight assists along with five rebounds, and guard Adrian Baldwin Jr., who had 16 points in addition to six boards.
A pair of stats to consider for this matchup: The Bonnies enter the game with 5.5 blocked shots per game on average, good for 19th best in college basketball. But the Rams are even better: they come into the matchup boasting the 12th most blocked shots per game in college basketball at 5.9. Points in the paint might be hard to come by.
How to make St. Bonaventure vs. VCU picks
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