Manhattan at Quinnipiac
|Date & Time||Sunday March 3, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)|
People's United Center
Quinnipiac Bobcats -8 -- Over/Under: 125.5
The Manhattan Jaspers will travel to the People’s United Center to take on the Quinnipiac Bobcats this Sunday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Manhattan Jaspers lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 9-20 (7-10 MAAC) on the season after being defeated by the Monmouth Hawks, 62-54, this past Friday. Manhattan struggled offensively against the Hawks and allowed Monmouth to pull away later after the Hawks finished the final 4:30 of regulation on a 6-0 run. Manhattan shot just 32.8% from the field and 17.2% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Jaspers was Warren Williams who had 15 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, and 1 steal.
On the season, Manhattan is averaging 56.9 ppg on 40.5% shooting from the field. The Jaspers are averaging 6.9 three-pointers per game on 33.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Manhattan has been led by Pauly Paulicap (8.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.1 bpg), Warren Williams (8.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg), Tyler Reynolds (7.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg), and Ebube Ebube (5.8 ppg, 4.6 rpg).
Defensively, Manhattan is holding their opponents to an average of 63.1 ppg on 43.8% shooting from the field. The Jaspers have a rebound margin of -1.4 and a turnover margin of -0.8.
The Quinnipiac Bobcats won their 2nd straight game and improved to 16-12 (11-6 MAAC) on the season after defeating the St. Peter’s Peacocks, 77-60, this past Friday. Quinnipiac had no trouble taking care of business on both ends of the court against the overmatched Peacocks and pulled away for victory in the 2nd half after taking a 57-45 lead with 8:14 left in regulation. Quinnipiac shot 57.1% from both the field and from beyond the arc, while holding St. Peter’s to just 38.7% shooting from the field and 26.3% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Bobcats was Cameron Young who had 26 points, 3 assists, and a steal.
On the season, Quinnipiac is averaging 73.7 ppg on 42.6% shooting from the field. The Bobcats are averaging 11.1 three-pointers per game on 37.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Quinnipiac has been led by Cameron Young (23.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg), Rich Kelly (13.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 4.3 apg), Jacob Rigoni (10.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.4 apg), and Tyrese Williams (9.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.0 spg).
Defensively, Quinnipiac is allowing their opponents to average 71.5 ppg on 43.8% shooting from the field. The Bobcats have a rebound margin of 1.3 and a turnover margin of -2.6.
The Jaspers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Bobcats are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Manhattan has lost 4 of their last 6 games and although their slow-paced style of play has the Jaspers ranked 16th in scoring defense, Manhattan has really struggled on the offensive end as they come into this game ranked just 350th in scoring offense and 333rd in FG%.
Quinnipiac has won 6 of their last 8 games and currently comes into this game ranked 148th in scoring offense, 4th in three-pointers made per game, and 185th in scoring defense.
Manhattan gave Quinnipiac a battle at home earlier this season in a 63-59 loss, however, the Jaspers have just a 3-11 record on the road and will be facing a Bobcats team that has been playing some of the best basketball in the MAAC since the beginning of January. Quinnipiac has one of the best scorers in the league in Cameron Young and as I think their three-point shooting will be able to put a dent in the Jaspers offense, I think Quinnipiac will be able to do enough cover this home spread.