St. Bonaventure vs Loyola-Chicago Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/14/24

Loyola-Chicago (22-8) vs St. Bonaventure (19-12)

Game Info: Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 5:00 pm (Barclays Center)

Betting Odds: Loyola-Chicago -2.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Bonaventure Bonnies and the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers meet Thursday in the college basketball A-10 Tournament Quarterfinals at the Barclays Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a St. Bonaventure vs. Loyola-Chicago prediction.

St. Bonaventure Team Preview

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies come into this one fresh off of a 75-73 win over La Salle in their last matchup. Chad Venning leads the Bonnies in scoring with 14 PPG along with 5 RPG while Mika Adams-Woods has 13 PPG with 2.3 RPG and a team-high 3.6 APG on the year. Charles Pride has 11 PPG with a team-high 5.7 RPG to lead the Bonnies on the glass and to finish off the group of double-digit scorers for the Bonnies so far this season. Moses Flowers also has 9.9 PPG as well for the Bonnies this season. As a team, St. Bonaventure is averaging 73.8 PPG on 46.1% shooting from the field, 37.3% from three and 76.9% from the foul line this season.

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Loyola-Chicago Team Preview

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers come into the A-10 tournament as the #2 seed, finishing the year with a 23-8 overall record including a 15-3 mark in A-10 conference play. Desmond Watson leads the Ramblers in scoring with 13 PPG along with 4.6 RPG and 2.5 APG while Philip Alston has 12.4 PPG and 4.4 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Loyola-Chicago up to this point in the year. Braden Norris has 9.1 PPG with 3.3 RPG and a team-high 4.9 APG to lead the Ramblers in assists this season. Miles Rubin has a team-high 4.6 RPG to lead the Ramblers on the glass. As a team, Loyola-Chicago is averaging 73.4 PPG on 45.8% shooting from the field, 36% from three and 68.4% from the foul line this season.

St. Bonaventure vs. Loyola-Chicago Prediction

I’m on the Ramblers here. The line isn’t anything crazy and while the Bonnies have had a game to shake off the rust, this is a Loyola-Chicago team that’s been built for tournament basketball. Year in and year out for the most part, the Ramblers have been a threat in any league they’ve been in and I think this year is no different. St. Bonaventure may have won the last meeting, but I think the Bonnies are going to have a hard time breaking down the Rambler defense so give me Loyola-Chicago here.

Chris’s Pick Loyola-Chicago -2.5

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