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Massachusetts Minutemen host St. Bonaventure Bonnies in college basketball action

St. Bonaventure BonniesMassachusetts Minutemen
11-4January 11, 2014, 12:30 | Mullins Center13-1



College hoops betting interest focuses on the Massachusetts vs St. Bonaventure battle Saturday at Mullins Center as the Minutemen look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Bonnies will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 8-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Minutemen are 9-5 ATS. St. Bonaventure is 5-7 on the totals; Massachusetts is 5-9.

View St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bonnies were listed as 10-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 35-ranked Minutemen and the No. 98-rated Bonnies in this matchup.

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St. Bonaventure won its last outing, an 84-70 result against Richmond on January 8. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. St. Bonaventure got 20 points from Matthew Wright en route to an 84-70 victory over Richmond on Wednesday at Reilly Center.

Last time out for Massachusetts, they were a 66-62 winner as they battled Saint Joseph's at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. Chaz Williams scored 22 points leading the Minutemen to a 66-62 victory over Saint Joseph's at Mullins Center on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bonnies is ranked No. 63 in NCAA hoops at 38.2 per game. Contrast that with Massachusetts’s No. 30 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Massachusetts is the No. 154-ranked team in the country at 5.79 per game, while St. Bonaventure rates No. 231 at 4.67 per game.

A few Bonnies at Minutemen trends to consider:
St. Bonaventure is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
St. Bonaventure is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Bonaventure's last 5 games
St. Bonaventure is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Massachusetts is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
Massachusetts is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Massachusetts is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 6 games


Next up:
St. Bonaventure at Saint Louis, Wednesday, January 15th
Massachusetts at George Mason, Wednesday, January 15th

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