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NCAAB Game Preview - Bonnies underdogs vs Minutemen at Massachusetts

St. Bonaventure BonniesMassachusetts Minutemen
Feb 8, 7:30 PM | Mullins Center

St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds


The visiting Bonnies hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Mullins Center against the Massachusetts Minutemen.

The Minutemen sit at 17-6 (11-8-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bonnies are currently 12-8 (10-7-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Massachusetts is 12-7-1 OU, and St. Bonaventure is 10-8-1 OU.

View St Bonaventure vs Massachusetts Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Minutemen as 4.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 47-rated Minutemen and the No. 113-ranked Bonnies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 77-74 result in favor of the Minutemen.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Massachusetts has the nation's No. 27-rated offensive output, at 77.2 PPG. The visiting Bonnies defense ranks No. 86 allowing on average 63.4 PPG. The Minutemen FG% has averaged 43.8% so far, less than the Bonnies marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, St. Bonaventure owns the country's No. 107-rated mark, allowing 67.1 points per game on the highway. Massachusetts, on the other hand, rates No. 44 in scoring at home.

Last time out for St. Bonaventure, they were an 86-62 loser as they battled Saint Louis on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point underdog. St. Bonaventure was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Saint Louis and falling by an 86-62 score at Chaifetz Arena.

Massachusetts won its last outing, an 86-75 result against George Washington on February 4. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. The Minutemen got 21 points from Terrell Vinson as Massachusetts ran past George Washington 86-75 on Saturday at Charles E. Smith Center.

St. Bonaventure Bonnies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Duquesne are 4-6
After playing Saint Louis are 0-8
After a loss are 7-3

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Saint Joseph's are 6-4
After playing George Washington are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Bonnies at Minutemen trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Bonaventure's last 5 games on the road
St. Bonaventure is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
St. Bonaventure is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
St. Bonaventure is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Massachusetts
Massachusetts is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Massachusetts is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Bonaventure
Massachusetts is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
Massachusetts is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing St. Bonaventure

Next up:
St. Bonaventure home to Duquesne, Saturday, February 11
Massachusetts at Saint Joseph's, Saturday, February 11