Quinnipiac vs. Columbia - 11/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Columbia Lions (1-1) at Quinnipiac Bobcats (0-1)
College Basketball: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm (TD Bank Sports Center)
The Line: Quinnipiac Bobcats +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Columbia Lions and Quinnipiac Bobcats meet Monday night in college basketball action at the TD Bank Sports Center.
The Columbia Lions look to get a game above a .500 record when they play their third straight road game. The Columbia Lions are averaging 69 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 75.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Nate Hickman is averaging 13.5 points and three rebounds while Luke Petrasek is averaging 11.5 points and two assists. Mike Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Jake Killingsworth is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Columbia Lions are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Columbia Lions are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game. The Columbia Lions have won six of their last nine road games.
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The Quinnipiac Bobcats look for a bounce back victory after getting waxed by Vermont in their season opener. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are averaging 70 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 94 points on 61.1 percent shooting. Reggie Oliver is averaging 15 points and five assists while Chaise Daniels is averaging 11 points and three rebounds. Daniel Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Mikey Dixon is dishing three assists. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are shooting 40.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are allowing 46.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 23 rebounds per game. The Quinnipiac Bobcats have split their last six home games.
The Lions are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss. The Bobcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 8-2 in Bobcats last 10 home games and the under is 6-1 in Lions last 7 overall.
The Columbia Lions have shown they can win on the road and have been solid on the offensive end out of the gate. Quinnipiac has had a ton of rest between games but was beat down by Vermont. You have to like Columbia in this spot as more of a fade from the Quinnipiac Bobcats.