Skip to main content

Quinnipiac vs. Niagara - 1/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Niagara at Quinnipiac
Date & Time Saturday January 19, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)
Location
TD Bank Sports Center
Hamden, Connecticut
The Line
Quinnipiac Bobcats -5.5 O/U: 148.5
TV Channel
ESPN3
Stream College Basketball all season on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Sign up now!
Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The Niagara Purple Eagles and the Quinnipiac Bobcats will match up on the college basketball court Saturday.

Niagara is sitting at 8-10 on the year so far. The Eagles have won just one of their last six games, dropping to Albany, Manhattan, Fairfield, Rider and Siena during that time (with a win over Iona mixed in).

In the loss to the Saints on Thursday, Niagara’s James Towns led the team on 21 points with one assist and four rebounds. Marvin Prochet provided 15 points and seven boards for the Eagles in that one and Dominic Robb registered 12 points.

Over on the Quinnipiac side, they’re 8-8 on the season. Following consecutive wins over Monmouth and Fairfield, the Bobcats dropped their last game Thursday versus Canisius.

In the loss to the Griffins, Quinnipiac’s top scorer was Cameron Young, with 20 points and four rebounds. Rich Kelly also scored in double-figures for the Bobcats with 17 points, and Abdulai Bundu pulled down 13 rebounds.

The Purple Eagles are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games. Niagara is 1-5 ATS in their last six overall and 1-5 ATS in the last six versus the MAAC.

Meanwhile, the Bobcats are 4-0 ATS in their last four after a straight-up loss and 4-0 ATS in their last four following an ATS loss. Quinnipiac is 3-1-1 ATS in their last five overall and 3-1-1 ATS in the last five versus the MAAC.

Things just aren’t looking so good for Niagara lately. The team has some good scorers on their roster, and do routinely put up good points totals, but more often than not they let things get out of hand on the other side.

Quinnipiac is one of those hit-and-miss squads that looks great one night and awful the next. The Bobcats were bogged down in molasses against Canisius in their last outing—and the Griffins aren’t an especially great team.

This one’s kind of an enigma to stay away from, but I trust Quinnipiac a little more than Niagara lately—but neither is very appealing. Still, I’ll go Bobcats here.

Pick:
Quinnipiac Bobcats -5.5

Andrew has been with Sports Chat Place since 2012, contributing to football, baseball and basketball across the fantasy, college and professional ranks. His goal is to break down the complicated trends and numbers into a language that's accessible even if you're not a seasoned sports bettor, providing comprehensive insight that can apply to just about everyone. Follow Andrew on Twitter for links to his latest Sports Chat Place picks. 

Top 10 Sport Sites