Free NCAA Hoops Pick: St. Bonaventure vs. Virginia Tech CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(8-2) St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (7-4)
Date: Friday, December 17, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM ET
Venue: Spectrum Center
CBB Moneyline Odds: Bonnies +3 / Hokies -3
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Bonnies +125 / Hokies -145 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 129.5
The 8 – 2 Bonnies will get to face the 7 – 4 Virginia Tech Hokies in the Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout being played at the Spectrum on Friday afternoon. As part of a 0ne-day quadruple-header being played in Charlotte on Friday, 8 teams will take the floor throughout the day and night to provide some exciting hoops action.
This game will be the second of the day and will follow the East Carolina Liberty tilt that is scheduled for 1:30 pm ET. Upon the completion of that affair, these two programs will take the court with an expected tip-off time of 4 pm ET.
Be on the lookout for my Richmond vs. N.C State preview which will be the game that follows this one up and the Wake Forest Charlotte contest will wrap up the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout event at approximately 9 pm ET.
St. Bonaventure Bonnies
The Bonnies fell to 8 – 2 after the loss to a short-handed UConn program last time out, 74 – 64, so they’ll have to pull it together for this trip to Charlotte. The Bonnies were cruising along to an 8 – 1 start to the 2021 season and I will admit I was surprised by the effort.
I called that game here and I expected UConn to struggle with the Bonnies but the Huskies came out motivated and found a much-needed win of their own.
The Bonnies already have a win over an ACC program after taking out Clemson earlier in the season which at the time was the fourth win in a 5 – 0 start for this team in 2021.
We do have an injury to be concerned about as the Bonnies leading scorer might not be able to take the court tonight. Kyle Lofton has already missed 3 games and that ankle shows him as questionable to go on Friday night. Lofton is averaging 17.4 PPG which has him tied exactly with Jaren Holmes who is producing the same amount of production through 10 games.
Watch for the road trip becoming a factor because this is the first of 4 straight games that the Bonnies will be away from home. A trip to Northeastern will wrap up non-conference play on the 22nd and then it is time for the Atlantic 10 portion of the season.
The Bonnies will start conference play on the road against George Washington and Dayton before returning home on January 5 when they get Fordham and St. Louis at home.
Virginia Tech Hokies
The Hokies certainly hope that Mr. Lofton has to sit this one out because he is an outstanding scorer and player that cause a lot of damage for opposing defenses.
That being said, this Hokies defense is still going to simply do what they do and that is shut you down for 40 minutes as best they can. The Hokies are ranked 9th in the nation guarding the 3-point line as they have held their opponents to a 25.4% clip from downtown.
The 57.2 points allowed per game has the Hokies ranked 14th in the nation and this offense has been shooting from outside well to boot.
The Hokies are shooting an impressive 39.3% from distance which puts the program at 18th in the land, and this will be their last non-conference game of the season for this team.
Oh, they get Duke and UNC on the road to open ACC play so that is definitely a concern that they are looking ahead. Last I checked, Duke was the #2 team in the nation.
The Hokies are coming off a loss to Dayton, and that might be a theme this year because the Flyers are playing fantastic basketball this year.
Keve Aluma is leading this Hokies squad putting up 14.4 PPG and he is pulling in over 6 boards a night as well. Aluma’s numbers are all down from his junior campaign as the senior has one more season left in Blacksburg before he takes off the #22 jersey for good.
Aluma was a 15+ point scorer a night a year ago but he does have more experience around him that pitches in nicely. All 5 of the Hokies’ leading scores are upperclassmen and they are leading the way on the defensive end of the floor without a doubt.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Hokies are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 Friday games.
- Bonnies are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Bonnies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight-up record.
- Over is 4-1 in Bonnies’ last 5 overall.
- Over is 7-3-1 in Hokies last 11 neutral site games.
Free St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. Virginia Tech Hokies NCAAB Betting Prediction:
I have the Hokies if all the line setters are asking for is a few points here. I am not one to lay chalk often but when I do I drink… more coffee!
Hokies by a FG!
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Hokies -3
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