Quinnipiac Bobcats vs. Manhattan Jaspers - 2/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Manhattan Jaspers (11-14) at Quinnipiac Bobcats (9-17)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm (TD Bank Sports Center)
The Line: Quinnipiac Bobcats -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Manhattan Jaspers need a win at the Quinnipiac Bobcats to improve their position in the MAAC.
The Manhattan Jaspers probably have missed out on a top four finish in the MAAC following back to back defeats. The Jaspers come off of a 70-69 loss at Saint Peter’s Wednesday as a 3.5 point road dog. Both teams connected in the 49% range but the difference came from the perimeter where the Peacocks were 7-13 and the Jaspers were only 4-20. Zane Waterman gave Manhattan a game high 18 points and seven boards on 6-10 with Calvin Crawford adding 15 points and 12rebounds on 5-11. Shane Richards netted 16 points while Rich Williams tossed in eleven points in a balanced and productive attack.
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At 9-17 the Quinnipiac Bobcats are not the team they were the last few seasons and need to win the MAAC postseason to extend their season. The Bobcats had dropped four straight before getting in the win column with a 56-55 victory versus visiting Saint Peter’s as a two point favorite. The Bobcats came back from a nine point first half deficit to win with the Peacocks held to 33% marksmanship with a 2-14 effort from distance probably costing them a win. The Bobcats countered at 36.7% from the floor with a few more baskets and five more threes overcoming eight more SPC free throws. Chaise Daniels, Daniel Harris and Gio McLean scored ten points apiece with a combined 15 rebounds while James Ford Jr. added nine points and six assists.
The over is 8-2 in Manhattan last 10 Sunday games. The under is 7-2 in Quinnipiac last 9 home games and Quinnipiac are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Sunday games while the under is 9-3 in their last 12 overall. The Jaspers have been playing better but sometimes nothing matters in the MAAC…