Quinnipiac Bobcats (9-5) vs. Manhattan Jaspers (4-8)
January 1, 2023 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Manhattan Jaspers +5 / Quinnipiac Bobcats -5; Over/Under: +145.5
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The Quinnipiac Bobcats and Manhattan Jaspers meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Draddy Gymnasium. The Quinnipiac Bobcats look for their 10th win. The Manhattan Jaspers look for their fifth win.
The Quinnipiac Bobcats are averaging 72.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 41 percent shooting. Ike Nweke is averaging 11.8 points and 6.7 rebounds, while Luis Kortright is averaging 10.7 points and 3.9 assists. Matt Balanc is the third double-digit scorer and Dezi Jones is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 62.1 percent from the free throw line. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game.
The Manhattan Jaspers are averaging 70 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 72.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Samir Stewart is averaging 16.1 points and 1.3 rebounds, while Ant Nelson is averaging 14.3 points and 3.6 rebounds. Josh Roberts is the third double-digit scorer and Elijah Buchanan is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Manhattan Jaspers are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 65.2 percent from the free throw line. The Manhattan Jaspers are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game.
The Bobcats are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games. The Jaspers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss. The over is 4-1 in Bobcats last 5 overall. The over is 34-16-1 in Jaspers last 51 overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Manhattan Jaspers just aren’t a good team, and they seem to be getting worse as they’re losing their last 5 games by an average of 11.4 points while allowing 50 percent shooting from the field. The Quinnipiac Bobcats have a clear defensive edge in this game, and they’ve shown they can win on the road. I’ll lay the chalk with Quinnipiac.