St. Bonaventure vs. La Salle - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Bonaventure vs. La Salle - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

St. Bonaventure Bonnies (18-10) at La Salle Explorers (13-14)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Tom Gola Arena)

The Line: La Salle Explorers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 134.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Bonaventure Bonnies (18-10,10-5 CONF) and the La Salle Explorers (13-14, 4-11 CONF) will meet on Saturday, February 29th for an A10 conference matchup at the Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, PA. The game will be played at 2:00 PM eastern time. 

St. Bonaventure is coming off an 81-77 home loss to Duquesne in their last game. St. Bonaventure has now lost two of their last three games overall, despite them being five games above .500 in conference play. La Salle is coming off a bad, 74-49 road loss to Davidson in their last game. That loss snapped a two-game win streak for La Salle, who has struggled for a large portion of this conference season. 

St. Bonaventure scores 69.3 points per game on 43.7 percent field goal shooting this season. St. Bonaventure’s leading scorer is G Kyle Lofton, who scores 14.2 points per game. The leading rebounder for St. Bonaventure is C Osun Osunniyi, who earns 8.9 rebounds per game. St. Bonaventure allows 66.3 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +3.0 scoring differential so far this season. St. Bonaventure also earns 36.8 rebounds, 13.9 assists, 3.5 blocks, and 5.6 steals per game as a team. 

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La Salle scores 67.6 points per game on 41.3 percent field goal shooting this season. La Salle’s leading scorer is G David Beatty, who scores 10.3 points per game. The leading rebounder for La Salle is F Ed Crosswell, who earns 7.3 rebounds per game. La Salle gives up 69.7 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -2.1 scoring differential so far this season. La Salle also earns 34.7 rebounds, 12.8 assists, 3.1 blocks, and 7.9 steals per game as a team. 

St. Bonaventure is 16-11 against the spread this season and 6-4 against the spread in their last ten games St. Bonaventure is also 5-6 against the spread on the road so far this season. La Salle is 17-10 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. La Salle is also 8-5 against the spread at home so far this season.

This one is pretty tough, as St. Bonaventure would normally be an easy selection in this spot, but they have really played poorly as of late. I still think they are the only plausible play, as La Salle is just not a good basketball team. I will take St. Bonaventure, but you will not see me at the window. 

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