The St. Bonaventure Bonnies attempt to complete a sweep of the home-and-home series when they host the Saint Louis Billikens in an Atlantic 10 showdown on Monday. St. Bonaventure (17-7, 8-3) posted its second straight victory on Friday, a 68-61 triumph at Saint Louis (14-7, 6-4). The loss was the Billikens’ first since Jan. 20 at UMass, ending their six-game winning streak.
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St. Bonaventure vs. Saint Louis spread: Bonnies -2
St. Bonaventure vs. Saint Louis over-under: 138 points
St. Bonaventure vs. Saint Louis money line: Bonnies -135, Billikens +115
STB: The Bonnies are 4-12 against the spread in their last 16 games
STL: The Billikens are 1-8 ATS in their last nine road contests against teams with winning records
Featured Game| St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. Saint Louis Billikens
Why St. Bonaventure can cover
The Bonnies are led offensively by Jalen Adaway, who is averaging 15.4 points per game. The senior guard has scored in double figures in all but one of his 20 outings this season and was one of four players to hit double digits on Friday, scoring 15 points while pulling down five rebounds. Kyle Lofton, also a senior guard, led St. Bonaventure in the victory with 16 points and added eight assists while fellow seniors Osun Osunniyi and Jaren Holmes had 12 points apiece.
Lofton, who was 7-of-12 from the floor, leads the Bonnies with an average of 5.4 assists and has recorded six or more in three of his last four contests. St. Bonaventure has a slight edge in the all-time series, winning 15 of the 28 meetings. The Bonnies have won 11 of the last 14 matchups, including a triumph in the semifinals of last season’s Atlantic 10 tournament.
Why Saint Louis can cover
Yuri Collins led the Billikens with 18 points in Friday’s setback and added seven assists. The sophomore guard is second on the team with an average of 11.8 points and tops Saint Louis — and the nation — with 8.4 assists. Collins also is first in the country with 201 total assists, which make him just the second player in school history to eclipse the 200 mark and leave him 35 away from passing Jim Roder for most by a Billiken in a season.
Gibson Jimerson is Saint Louis’ top scorer as he is scoring 16.8 points per contest. The freshman guard is eager to redeem himself after finishing with only six points on 2-of-10 shooting in Friday’s loss. Junior forward Francis Okoro scored 14 points against St. Bonaventure in the home-and-home opener and has made 70.9 percent of his shots from the floor over the last six games.
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Late last night, Nevada ended its legislative session without voting on a bill to fund a new Vegas stadium for the A’s.
Gov. Joe Lombardo is expected to call for a special session of the Legislature Tuesday morning.