St. Bonaventure vs Auburn Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/17/23
Auburn Tigers (2-1) vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies (2-1)
Game Info: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
Betting Odds: Auburn Tigers -10.5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The St. Bonaventure Bonnies will play the Auburn Tigers on Friday night in the Vivid Seats Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. St. Bonaventure defeated Oklahoma State on Thursday, while Auburn beat up on Notre Dame.
St. Bonaventure Preview
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 2-1 this season after they defeated Oklahoma State by a score of 66-64 yesterday. St. Bonaventure led 30-29 at the half and they were able to hit a bunch for free throws down the stretch for the win. The Bonnies shot 41.2% from the field and they went 18-21 from the free throw line in the game. St. Bonaventure lost to Canisius in their previous game, but they did defeat Longwood to open the season. The Bonnies are scoring 70 points per game with 31.5 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game, while allowing 69.5 points against per game this year. Charles Pride is averaging 18.5 points per game with 8.0 rebounds per game and 1.0 assist per game. St. Bonaventure is shooting 43.1% from the field, 69.4% on free throws, and 29.4% on three pointers this season.
The Auburn Tigers are 2-1 this year after they defeated Notre Dame by a score of 83-59 in their last game. Auburn led 39-33 at halftime and they out scored them 44-26 in the second half for the easy win. The Tigers shot 53.4% from the field and recorded 35 rebounds in the game. Auburn defeated SELA in their previous game, but they lost to Baylor to open the year. Auburn is scoring 84 points per game with 42 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game, while giving up 79.5 points against per game this season. Johni Broome is averaging 17 points per game, 11 rebounds per game, and 2.0 assists per game. Auburn is shooting 42.9% from the field, 75.6% on free throws, and 39.2% on three pointers this year.
Auburn was able to get a relatively easy win on Thursday, as they dominated Notre Dame in the second half. St. Bonaventure played a very close game with Oklahoma State and they struggled to hit shots down the stretch, but they were able to make free throws. The Bonnies haven’t been very impressive to start the year, as they only shot 41% on Thursday, but they have a chance for a great win here. Auburn hasn’t shot the ball too well this season, but they did shoot over 53% in Thursday’s win. This could be a close game for the first half, but Auburn is too talented and will pull away in the second half.