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Niagara Purple Eagles vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats - 2/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Quinnipiac Bobcats (11-9) at Niagara Purple Eagles (3-17)

College Basketball: Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Gallagher Center)

The Line: Niagara Purple Eagles +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The Niagara Purple Eagles shoot for a conference win against the Quinnipiac Bobcats at the Gallagher Center.

The Quinnipiac Bobcats are trying to move from the middle of the pack in the MAAC to a top four position although they have been inconsistent at times. The Bobcats were moving in the right direction with three consecutive victories before falling to Canisius 63-57 on Friday night as a five point dog. The Golden Griffins were up eight at the half and kept the Bobcats under control the rest of the way on 33% shooting wich made their own 35% marksmanship a winner. Ousmane Drame paced Quinnipiac with 20 points and eleven rebounds on 6-14 from the floor with Zaid Hearst right on his heels with 19 points and five yanks but on just 8-24 accuracy. Justin Harris chipped in with seven points and snared eight boards on 3-6 from the field.

Niagara Purple Eagles vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats - 2/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Niagara Purple Eagles aren't thinking about finishing in the top four of the conference but instead are struggling to avoid the basement. The Purple Eagles 3-17 record says all we need to know as the team has been outscored 72-62 with struggles at both ends of the floor leading to a nine game slide that was capped off by a 65-61 loss to visiting Marist Friday. The Red Foxes also have scoring and defensive woes but Niagara didn't get their offense going on 44% with 16 turnovers hurting them. The Purple Eagles held the visitors to 43% with Marist sinking six more free throws to win it. Emile Blackman led four double digit scorers with 18 points on 8-13 from the floor followed by a 14 point, eight pull effort from Ramone Snowden. Wesley Myers and Dominique Reid added 12 and eleven points but the rest of the team scored just six points.

The Bobcats are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. Quinnipiac are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400. The Purple Eagles are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. Niagara are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss. Betting Niagara is just guessing things go right and backing the Bobcats is close to guessing because the frequently disappoint and I'm hoping they don't here...

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