Quinnipiac vs. Marist - 1/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Quinnipiac (8-8) at Maris (1-16)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm (McCann Arena)
The Line: Marist +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Quinnipiac Bobcats and Marist Red Foxes meet Sunday afternoon at the McCann Arena.
The Quinnipiac Bobcats have split their last 10 games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, Quinnipiac is averaging 68.1 points on 38.9 percent shooting and is allowing 66.4 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Zaid Hearst is averaging 19.3 points and 2.7 assists while Ousmane Drame is averaging 13.9 points and 10.3 rebounds. Justin Harris is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Evan Conti is dishing 2.7 assists. The Quinnipiac Bobcats lead the country with 45.1 rebounds per game. Offensively, Quinnipiac is shooting 77.3 percent from the line and 30.6 percent from downtown. Defensively, Quinnipiac is allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 66 or less points in seven of its last eight games.
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The Marist Red Foxes have lost 12 straight games and are 0-7 SU in conference play. On the season, Marist is averaging 57.4 points on 38.7 percent shooting and is allowing 68.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Chavaughn Lewis is averaging 19.4 points and 4.7 rebounds while Khallid Hart is averaging 13.8 points and 1.8 assists. Phillip Lawrence is the third player averaging double-digit points and Manny Thomas is shooting 36.9 percent from the field. The Marist Red Foxes are one of the worst offensive teams in the country, which includes 71 percent shooting from the line and 30.8 percent shooting from deep. Defensively, Marist is allowing 33.2 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 69 or less points in five of its last six games.
The Bobcats are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Red Foxes are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
The Marist Red Foxes are one of the worst teams in the country and haven't been much better against the spread. The best bet is probably leaving this game alone but if you insist, you have to take the Bobcats on the road. It's more of a fade from the Red Foxes.