Niagara vs. Quinnipiac - 12/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Quinnipiac Bobcats (2-3) at Niagara Purple Eagles (2-5)
College Basketball: Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Gallagher Center)
The Line: Niagara Purple Eagles +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Quinnipiac Bobcats and Niagara Purple Eagles square off Friday night at the Gallagher Center.
The Quinnipiac Bobcats look to get back to a .500 record with their first road victory. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are averaging 63.8 points on 35.8 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 39 percent shooting. Giovanni McLean is averaging 13.5 points and three assists while Daniel Harris is averaging 12 points and six rebounds. Chaise Daniels is the third double-digit scorer and Dimitri Floras is dishing 2.8 assists. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 54.7 percent from the free throw line. Quinnipiac has made just 47 free throws on 86 attempts, which doesn’t help when three of its five games have been decided by 10 or less points. The Quinnipiac Bobcats have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Niagara Purple Eagles need a feel good win after losing three of their last four games. The Niagara Purple Eagles are averaging 67.1 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Matt Scott is averaging 17 points and four assists while Emile Blackman is averaging 14 points and five rebounds. Justin Satchell is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Prochet is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Niagara Purple Eagles are shooting 28.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. Niagara is averaging 15 turnovers per game and has made just 41 threes on 146 attempts. The Niagara Purple Eagles have split their last six home games.
The Bobcats are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Purple Eagles are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games following a straight up loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
In a toss-up game, I hate teams that can't make free throws. It's the difference between wins and losses a lot of the time. Add in the fact the home team is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams, and i'm siding with the Purple Eagles and the free bucket.