St. Bonaventure @ Saint Louis
Current Records: St. Bonaventure 8-7; Saint Louis 9-6
What to Know
The Saint Louis Billikens will be returning home after a two-game road trip. Saint Louis and the St. Bonaventure Bonnies will face off in an Atlantic 10 battle at 4 p.m. ET Saturday at Chaifetz Arena. The teams split their matchups last year, with St. Bonaventure winning the first 83-79 at home and the Billikens taking the second 57-56.
Saint Louis came up short against the Massachusetts Minutemen on Wednesday, falling 90-81. One thing holding Saint Louis back was the mediocre play of guard Gibson Jimerson, who did not have his best game: he finished with only six points on 2-for-12 shooting in his 32 minutes on the court.
Meanwhile, the George Mason Patriots typically have all the answers at home, but on Wednesday St. Bonaventure proved too difficult a challenge. The Bonnies skirted past the Patriots 73-69. Guard Daryl Banks III was the offensive standout of the matchup for St. Bonaventure, shooting 6-for-11 from beyond the arc and finishing with 27 points.
The Billikens are the favorite in this one, with an expected 7.5-point margin of victory. Now might not be the best time to take Saint Louis against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past three consecutive games.
Saint Louis got away with a 57-56 win when the two teams previously met in March of last year. Their victory shoved St. Bonaventure out of the playoffs, so they have a target on their back.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET
- Where: Chaifetz Arena -- St. Louis, Missouri
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Billikens are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Bonnies, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Billikens as an 8.5-point favorite.
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St. Bonaventure have won ten out of their last 14 games against Saint Louis.
- Mar 11, 2022 - Saint Louis 57 vs. St. Bonaventure 56
- Feb 14, 2022 - St. Bonaventure 83 vs. Saint Louis 79
- Feb 11, 2022 - St. Bonaventure 68 vs. Saint Louis 61
- Mar 06, 2021 - St. Bonaventure 71 vs. Saint Louis 53
- Feb 06, 2021 - Saint Louis 70 vs. St. Bonaventure 59
- Mar 07, 2020 - Saint Louis 72 vs. St. Bonaventure 49
- Mar 17, 2019 - Saint Louis 55 vs. St. Bonaventure 53
- Mar 09, 2019 - St. Bonaventure 66 vs. Saint Louis 57
- Mar 03, 2018 - St. Bonaventure 64 vs. Saint Louis 56
- Feb 07, 2018 - St. Bonaventure 79 vs. Saint Louis 56
- Feb 08, 2017 - St. Bonaventure 70 vs. Saint Louis 55
- Jan 17, 2017 - St. Bonaventure 71 vs. Saint Louis 52
- Mar 05, 2016 - St. Bonaventure 76 vs. Saint Louis 67
- Feb 07, 2016 - St. Bonaventure 65 vs. Saint Louis 62