Quinnipiac Bobcats vs. Iona Gaels Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/6/14
Iona Gaels (6-6) at Quinnipiac Bobcats (7-5)
College Basketball: Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm (TD Bank Sports Center)
The Line: Quinnipiac Bobcats 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The TD Bank Sports Center and the Qunnipiac Bobcats host the Iona Gaels in a MAAC tilt.
If you follow Iona basketball you know that their MO is putting a boat load of points on the scoreboard and hope the defense gets a few stops. The offense did more then enough in a 118-92 defeat of Niagara in which a 62-36 half time score decided the outcome and halted a four game slide. The Purple Eagles had no shot with the Gaels blistering the nets with 65.5% from the floor to out distance the visitors 45%. Tre Bowman led the scoring spree with 23 points with AJ English adding 18 points and five helpers while Sean Armand and David Laury tossed in 17 points each. Ryden Hines and Tavon Sledge rounded out the top contributors with 12 and ten points.
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Quinnipiac is one of several clubs in the MAAC that love to get out and run the floor with the end result being to light up the scoreboard which they have done with regularity. The Bobcats had dropped three of four before walloping Monmouth 94-77 behind 50% from the floor. The Hawks connected at a not too shabby 47.6% but Quinnipiac dominated the backboards 44-19 and held a 27-13 edge at the charity stripe. Ike Azotam tossed in a game high 24 points and snared 16 rebounds with Umar Shannon next in line with 23 points followed by the trio of Ousmane Drame, Zaid Hearst and Kasim Chandler who each chipped in with ten points with Drame hauling down another nine boards.
Neither team plays defense so this could come down to the last minute. Not really a fan of track meets and I would be inclined to take the over when released but I lean Bobcats in a pick...