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Quinnipiac vs Niagara Pick & Preview: Friday, February 10th Betting Odds
Bobcats vs Purple Eagles Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Quinnipiac Bobcats at Niagara Purple Eagles
- Where: Niagara Falls at Gallagher Center
- Date: Friday, February 10th
- Betting Odds: Quinnipiac -2, QUIN -137 | NIAGRA +112 O/U 133.0
Quinnipiac will take the floor against the Purple Eagles with an overall record of 17-7. On the road, the Bobcats will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 8-3. This season, Quinnipiac has been favored to win in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 12-4. For today’s contest, Quinnipiac has a betting line set -2 points in their favor.
Quinnipiac’s leading scorer this season is Dezi Jones, who is averaging 12.0 points per contest. So far, Jones has accounted for 16.53% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.83 rebounds per game and 3.71 assists. Matt Balanc is the second leading scorer for the Bobcats, averaging 11.29 points per game. Between him and Balanc, they are accounting for 32.1% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Quinnipiac this season, as they are currently ranked 178th in college basketball at 71.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bobcats’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.5%, placing them 216th in the NCAA.
Purple Eagles Preview:
Through 22 games, the Niagara Purple Eagles have an overall record of 13-9. So far this season, Niagara has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-2. For the season, Niagara has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 6-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Purple Eagles being +2 point underdogs.
Niagara will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Noah Thomasson who is averaging 18.55 points per game for the Purple Eagles. Thomasson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Purple Eagles’ offensive game plan is the play of Aaron Gray who has hit 44.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.82 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Niagara this season, as they are currently ranked 315th in college basketball at 67.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Purple Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.5%, placing them 214th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Quinnipiac Bobcats -2
If you’re looking to get a wager down on today’s matchup between the Quinnipiac Bobcats and Niagara Purple Eagles, there are two major reasons we like Quinnipiac to win and cover. Not only have the Bobcats been excellent vs the spread on the road, going 6-4 over their last 10 road games, they also have the edge in 3-point shooting. So far, the Quinnipiac’s offense is averaging 8.9 made 3’s per game, placing them well above the NCAA average. Look for their advantage from beyond the arc to carry them to both a straight up and ATS win as -2 point favorites.