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NCAA hoops odds preview - Massachusetts vs. St. Bonaventure

Massachusetts MinutemenSt. Bonaventure Bonnies
17-2January 29, 2014, 07:00 | Reilly Center12-8

Reilly Center will host St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. Massachusetts Minutemen action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

This season, the Bonnies are 12-8 overall and 11-7 ATS, while the Minutemen are 17-2 and 11-7-1 ATS. As for the totals, St. Bonaventure boasts a 7-10 on the OU, and Massachusetts is 7-12.

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

The Bonnies were listed as 1-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 83-rated Bonnies and the No. 48-ranked Minutemen, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Massachusetts, they were a 90-52 winner as they battled Fordham at home. They covered in the match as a 15.5-point favorite. Massachusetts cruised to victory on Sunday, running Fordham out of the gym and running up a 90-52 score at Mullins Center.

St. Bonaventure lost its last outing, an 83-81 result against Duquesne on January 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. The Bonnies got 23 points from Charlon Kloof, but it was Duquesne that prevailed in an 83-81 final on Saturday at A.J. Palumbo Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature St. Bonaventure's No. 86-rated squad against Massachusetts's No. 24-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, St. Bonaventure rates No. 220 in the country with 4.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 162 nationally with 5.74 per match.

A few Minutemen at Bonnies trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Massachusetts is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games
Massachusetts is 9-3-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Massachusetts is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
St. Bonaventure is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
St. Bonaventure is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Bonaventure's last 10 games
St. Bonaventure is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Massachusetts at Saint Joseph's, Saturday, February 1st
St. Bonaventure at Richmond, Wednesday, February 5th