Quinnipiac vs. Niagara - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Niagara Purple Eagles (6-16) at Quinnipiac Bobcats (5-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm (TD Bank Sports Center)
The Line: Quinnipiac Bobcats -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Quinnipiac Bobcats and Niagara Purple Eagles face off on Saturday in MAAC college basketball action.
The Quinnipiac Bobcats are 5-13 this season and they have lost their last five games. Quinnipiac is averaging 64.6 points per game and they are shooting 35.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.6 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Giovanni McLean leads the Bobcats averaging 14.3 points per game. Daniel Harris is averaging 9.7 points, Chaise Daniel is averaging 8.2 points and 6.4 rebounds, and Donovan Smith is averaging 7.9 points and 6.1 rebounds. Quinnipiac is 3-6 at home and 2-7 in MAAC play.
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The Niagara Purple Eagles are 6-16 this season and they are coming off of a win at Marist that ended a four game losing skid. Niagara is averaging 63.6 points per game and they are shooting 40.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. Matt Scott leads the Purple Eagles averaging 16.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Ernie Blackmon is averaging 14.7 points, Justin Satchell is averaging 7.4 points, and Marvin Prochet is averaging 6.6 points. Niagara is 1-10 on the road and 4- 7 in MAAC games.
Quinnipiac is 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games, 0-4 against the spread in their last four games, and 0-4 against the spread against the MAAC. Niagara is 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine games, and 6-2-1 against the spread against the MAAC. The home team has covered the point spread in the last six meetings of these two.
I just can’t lay points with Quinnipiac so I will take the points and Niagara.