Quinnipiac vs. Manhattan - 1/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Manhattan Jaspers (8-9) at Quinnipiac Bobcats (10-8)
College Basketball: Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm (TD Bank Sports Center)
The Line: Quinnipiac Bobcats -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Manhattan Jaspers and Quinnipiac Bobcats play Friday night at the TD Bank Sports Center.
The Manhattan Jaspers have won six of their last eight games and play their ninth true road game. On the season, Manhattan is averaging 66 points on 43.5 percent shooting and is allowing 66.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Emmy Andujar is averaging 14.9 points and 3.1 assists while Shane Richards is averaging 13.5 points and 2.8 rebounds. Ashton Pankey is the third player averaging double-digit points and RaShawn Stores is dishing 2.6 assists. The Manhattan Jaspers have five players averaging at least five points, and they’re shooting 67 percent from the line and 32.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Manhattan is allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in four of its last seven games. Manhattan is 2-6 SU on the road.
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The Quinnipiac Bobcats have won four of their last five games and look for their fifth MAAC win. On the season, Quinnipiac is averaging 68 points on 39.2 percent shooting and is allowing 66 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Zaid Hearst is averaging 19.9 points and 6.4 rebounds while Ousmane Drame is averaging 14.3 points and 10.5 rebounds. Evan Conti is dishing 2.6 assists and Justin Harris is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Quinnipiac Bobcats have six players averaging at least 5.3 points, and they’re shooting 77.3 percent from the line and 29.4 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Quinnipiac is allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in eight of its last 10 games. Quinnipiac is 6-5 SU on its home court.
The Jaspers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The Bobcats are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Manhattan is a different team on the road than at home. Meanwhile, Quinnipiac has proven itself this season with a couple of wins against above-average teams. I like the Bobcats for the small chalk on their home court.