Foster Loyer dribbling away from defenders

Dec 17, 2022; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Davidson Wildcats guard Foster Loyer (0) dribbles the ball in opposition to Purdue Boilermakers guard Ethan Morton (25) within the first half at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Necessary Credit score: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports activities

  • The Davidson Wildcats are 4-point favorites after they battle St Bonaventure in A10 Event play Wednesday
  • The Bonnies have dropped six of seven heading into the tourney, whereas the Wildcats are winners of 4 of their remaining 5
  • See under for the most recent St Bonaventure vs Davidson odds, plus evaluation and greatest bets

Do both the St Bonaventure Bonnies (14-17, 8-10 A10) or Davidson Wildcats (15-15, 8-10 A10) have an opportunity to bop in March?

One will springboard to play one other day after they meet in Spherical 2 play within the Atlantic-10 Convention Event. Ready within the quarterfinals are the top-seeded VCU Rams, the lone faculty within the A10 to crack SBD’s projected March Insanity bracket.

With the match winner taking the lone automated berth to the NCAA Event, let’s see who try to be concentrating on on this 8-9 matchup.

All of it will get underway Wednesday (March 8), at 11:30am ET from the Barclays Middle in Brooklyn, NY. You’ll be able to watch the sport stay on USA Web.

St Bonaventure vs Davidson Odds

Group Unfold Moneyline Whole
+4 (-110) +140 Ov 136 (-110)
-4 (-110) -165 Un 136 (-110)

Davidson is the 4-point favourite and -165 on the moneyline, giving them an implied likelihood of 62.26% to advance to the quarterfinals. The sport encompasses a complete of 136.

The Wildcats gained the lone regular-season matchup, 74-61 over the Bonnies on February 22. St Bonaventure performed uphill all recreation, trailing by 21 at halftime, taking pictures simply 34% within the body, and had been by no means capable of recuperate.

Odds as of Mar 7 at DraftKings. 

St Bonaventure vs Davidson Betting Evaluation

The Bonnies stagger into the A10 match, dropping six of their remaining seven within the common season. From a 7-4 convention mark, they sagged to an 8-10 convention document and the accompanying 9-seed that comes with it.

The struggles come on offense, the place St Bonaventure averages 67.2 factors per recreation, which ranks 2nd-last within the 15-team A10.  They carry a low 249 rating on KenPom’s adjusted offensive effectivity metric, and their tempo ranks 271st.

Their scoring chief is guard Daryl Banks III, placing up 15.6 factors and three.7 rebounds, although he’s taking pictures simply 36.4% from the sphere. Chad Venning (12.6) and Kyrell Luc (11.4) are the opposite double-digit scorers on the crew.

Their protection retains them aggressive, as they permit 67.7 factors per recreation, which ranks 108th within the NCAA. Their efficient subject objective share protection sits at 48.8%, rating 91st.

Davidson enters the tourney with their greatest stretch of play — winners of 4 of their remaining 5 — since opening the yr 6-1. They wrapped up the season by crushing Rhode Island 68-54.

 St Bonaventure vs Davidson Head-to-Head

9 A10 Event Seed 8
14-17 Season Document 15-15
67.2 Factors per Sport 70.6
67.7 Factors In opposition to per Sport 69.1
49.3% Efficient FG% 50.7%
48.8% Opponent Efficient FG% 50.5%

Foster Loyer had fairly an everyday season finale, dropping 33 factors, with 4 boards, 5 dimes, three assists and two steals. He averaged 16.6 factors and 4.2 rebounds per recreation this yr. Sam Mennenga put up 15.5 factors and 6.6 boards on 51.5% taking pictures this season.

Each had been flamethrowers within the win over the Bonnies. Loyer had 27 factors and 5 assists, drilling six three-balls, whereas Mennenga had 24 factors of his personal on 9-for-13 taking pictures.

The Wildcats averaged 70.6 factors per recreation throughout the common season, whereas permitting 69.1 factors per recreation on protection. Each figures ranked seventh within the A-10.

Tempo isn’t a part of their recreation, both, as Davidson ranks 292nd in KenPom’s adjusted tempo metric.

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St Bonaventure vs Davidson Prediction

Davidson has been an important guess enjoying on impartial courts, having coated in eight of their final 10, whereas the Bonnies have struggled to a 2-5 ATS mark of their final seven impartial website video games.

St Bon can also be 1-4 ATS within the final 5, whereas the Wildcats are 4-0 ATS of their final 4 in opposition to groups with dropping data.

Whereas all indicators level to a Davidson win, there’s loads of uncertainty in a one-game, winner-take-all when two groups hovering round .500 conflict.

Taking a look at one other angle, the entire could be price contemplating. The Bonnies’ protection has the Eighth-best 3-point taking pictures protection within the NCAA, holding groups to 29.1% taking pictures from distance. Davidson ranks 245th in 3-point taking pictures, at 33.2%. That’s an enormous scoring part out of the way in which.

With each groups enjoying at a slower tempo, anticipate a low rating, and factors to come back at a premium, particularly if it’s shut down the house stretch within the second half, the place each possession will probably be essential.

Eric Rosales

Sports activities Author & Editor