Quinnipiac vs. Indiana State - 11/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana State Sycamores (2-3) at Quinnipiac Bobcats (0-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 11:00 am (HP Field House)
The Line: Quinnipiac Bobcats +10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The Indiana State Sycamores and Quinnipiac Bobcats will square off at the ESPN Wide World Sports Complex this Sunday morning in College Basketball action.
The Indiana State Sycamores lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 2-3 on the season after being defeated by the Stanford Cardinal, 65-62, this past Friday afternoon. In a back and forth game, Stanford’s Dorian Pickens made the game winning 3-pointers with just 3 seconds remaining that gave the Cardinal the victory. Indiana State shot just 37.9% from the field however, did force Stanford into committing 18 turnovers. Leading the way for the Sycamores was Everett Clemons who had 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. On the season, Indiana State is averaging 81.3 ppg on 46.3% shooting from the field. The Sycamores average 10.0 three-pointers per game on 39.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Indiana State has been led by Brenton Scott (19.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.4 apg, 2.2 spg), Matt Van Scyoc (9.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg), Jordan Barnes (8.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.4 apg), and Everett Clemons (7.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 5.6 apg). Defensively, Indiana State is allowing their opponents to average 70.5ppg on 37.4% shooting from the field. The Sycamores have struggled a bit on the boards as they have a rebound margin of -2.0.
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The Quinnipiac Bobcats dropped to 0-4 on the season after being defeated by the Seton Hall Pirates, 90-79, this past Friday. Quinnipiac jumped out to an early lead however, allowed the Pirates the Pirates were able to fight back to take a 46-39 halftime led in which the Bobcats couldn’t fight back from. Quinnipiac shot 42.4% from the field and 42.3% (11-26) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Bobcats was Chaise Daniels who had a double-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 assists. On the season, Quinnipiac is averaging 70.0 ppg on 37.7% shooting from the field. The Bobcats average 8.0 three-pointers per game on 33.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Quinnipiac has been led by Peter Kiss (12.8 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.3 spg), Daniel Harris (12.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.5 spg), Reggie Oliver (12.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.8 apg), and Chaise Daniels (12.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.3 apg). Defensively, Quinnipiac is allowing their opponents to average 87.3 ppg on 51.7% shooting from the field. Quinnipiac has a rebound margin of -9.7 which ranks 333rd in College Basketball.
The Sycamores are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games. The Bobcats are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games however, just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Both Indiana State and Quinnipiac have gone winless in the Advocare Invitational however, both teams have been competitive in their games against some of the better teams in the country. Quinnipiac is a young team that likes to pressure on the defensive end however, Indiana State has experience and depth with Brenton Scott and Everett Clemons leading the way and as I feel the Bobcats will have trouble slowing down the Sycamores on the offensive end, I’m taking Indiana State to cover this spread. Take Indiana State to cover.