The Quinnipiac Bobcats (1-0) will be at home in TD Bank Sports Center when they take on the Brown Bears (1-0). Neither team is favored and the games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 156 points. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Monday, November 13, 2017.
Brown Bears vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats Odds Preview
The Bears dismantled the Johnson & Wales (RI) Wildcats in their last matchup, 106-78. Brandon Anderson was the top scorer from either team with 21 points on 2-for-6 shooting. Brown dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 9.5 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 49.0. Johnson & Wales (RI) was 19.9 and 25.6, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Bobcats last game, they beat the Dartmouth Big Green, 78-77, resulting in a push. Quinnipiac rallied around Chaise Daniels, who was the top scorer from either team with 21 points on 7-for-14 shooting. Quinnipiac dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 42.1 and a free throw rate of 0.367. Dartmouth recorded marks of 23.8 and 0.235, respectively, for those same stats. The two teams combined to put up 155 points, which came in over the projected point total of 145.
It could be an error-filled game for the Quinnipiac offense. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, Quinnipiac ranks 235th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.4 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Brown has forced the 26th-most turnovers in the NCAA (22.1 percent). Furthermore, the Bears, who rank first in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.343), could get to the line a ton against the Bobcats, who rank 283rd in opponents FTA rate (0.280).
The Bears have had a middling 14-17 straight up (SU) record since last season, but have had difficulty covering the spread (9-12 against the spread (ATS)). Games involving Brown have had a tendency to finish over the projected point total since last season (61.9 percent).
The Bobcats, meanwhile, are 11-21 SU and 12-13-3 ATS since last season. Quinnipiacs games have had a tendency to go over the O/U total over that same time frame (67.9 percent).
The Bears won the only contest against the Bobcats last season, 66-61. Brown did an excellent job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (23-30; 76.7 percent). Quinnipiac, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (32.5 vs. 25.7).
Brown Bears vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Brown, ATS Winner – Brown, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bobcats average 14.4 assists per game, which ranks 102nd in the NCAA. The Bears rank 248th in assists allowed per game (14.7).
- Quinnipiac ranks 106th in three pointers attempted per game (22.5) while Brown ranks 139th in three pointers allowed per game (20.6).
- Quinnipiac ranks 20th in rebounds per game (39.7) while Brown ranks 290th (31.8).
- The Bears rank 34th in steals per game (7.6) while the Bobcats rank 263rd in steals allowed per game (7.8).
- Quinnipiac ranks 104th in blocks per game (3.7) while Brown ranks 260th (2.0).