Siena Saints vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats - 12/5/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Quinnipiac Bobcats (3-2) at Siena Saints (2-3)
College Basketball: Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Times Union Center)
The Line: Siena Saints -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Quinnipiac Bobcats pay a visit to the Siena Saints in a battle of two of the top squads in the MAAC.
The Quinnipiac Bobcats enter their second season in the MAAC looking to continue their dominant play in the paint. The Bobcats have always been able to score and have leaned on their offense and D at various times to begin the season. It was their offense that carried the load in an 89-73 victory over visiting Vermont on Sunday. The Bobcats opened a 19 point lead heading in to the break before trading baskets with the Catamounts until the final buzzer. The Bobcats simple outshot the visitors 55%-45% and crushed them on the backboards 36-14 with Ousmane Drame dominating the paint with 33 points and 13 rebounds. Evan Conti followed with 22 points and seven boards while Zaid Hearst and and Justin Harris tossing eleven and eight points respectively.
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After a highly successful postseason a year ago the Siena Saints are looking to take the next step as in MAAC championship. The Saints saw their opportunity at a three game winning streak go by the wayside in a 69-67 defeat at Fordham on Monday with the Rams making a seven point lead at the half hold up. Siena hit shots at nearly 44% with the Rams checking in at 41.7% with 12 more field goals attempts resulting in four more field goals which negated a 20-11 deficit at the charity stripe. Marquise Wright poured in a game high 31 points on 12-15 from the field to keep the Saints in the game. Lavon Long tossed in eight points and snagged eight boards while Brett Bisping and Patrick Cole chipped in with seven points apiece.
The Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win. Saints are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss. The Saints are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss while going are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games. Siena are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. The trends say the Saints are the way to go but I feel this is just too many points to ignore...