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Monmouth Hawks vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Quinnipiac Bobcats (5-8) at Monmouth Hawks (10-4)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Multipurpose Activity Center)

The Line: Monmouth Hawks -18 -- Over/Under: 142 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The Quinnipiac Bobcats take the hardwood at the Monmouth Hawks on Saturday.

The Quinnipiac Bobcats need a winning streak just to reach .500 and then they can worry about their position in the MAAC. The Bobcats are looking to build on Monday’s 64-60 win versus visiting Rider that snapped a four game slide. Neither team shot the ball well at 35%-36% where Quinnipiac owned a +15 on the backboards to offset 14 giveaways where a 9-5 edge from beyond the arc was the deciding factor. Gio McLean and Donovan Smith scored 15 points apiece with five and 14 rebounds respectively. Ayron Hutton and James Ford Jr. each netted 12 points with Ford Jr. snagging five boards but the rest of the team mustered just ten points.

Monmouth Hawks vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Monmouth Hawks were not picked to win the MAAC although they have played well enough to do just that although I don’t know if their hot season continues. The red hot Hawks have won six of seven after picking up their first conference win by an 81-55 count versus Canisius. The Hawks jumped to a 14 point lead at the break and traded baskets the rest of the way. The Golden Griffins never got going at the offensive end with 32% shooting while Monmouth burned the nets at 54% which was a difference of 13 field goals. The Hawks were led by a game high 25 point, seven assist effort from Justin Robertson with Collin Stewart tossing in 14. Deon Jones netted 12 points and hauled in ten rebounds with six players adding between 4-7 points.

Qunnipiac are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and Monmouth are 7-3 ATS are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. This match up is not always close but right or wrong I’ll take the ton of points even though Monmouth can win by 25…

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Quinnipiac +18

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