Niagara Purple Eagles at Quinnipiac Bobcats Free Prediction 01/10/20

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The Niagara Purple Eagles (3-10, 1-1 MAAC) will be at the People’s United Center to go head-to-head with the Quinnipiac Bobcats (7-5, 2-0 MAAC) in a MAAC matchup. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, January 10, 2020.

Niagara Purple Eagles vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats ATS Odds

In their last game, the Bobcats had no trouble getting past the Rider Broncs, 80-61, while the Purple Eagles fell to the Manhattan Jaspers, 67-62.

The Bobcats made 15 of their 18 free throws (83.3 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.602 (above their season average of 0.521). Niagara, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (11.2 vs. 13.3). Rich Kelly put together a solid performance for Quinnipiac with 22 points, eight assists and five rebounds. Meanwhile, Niagara rallied around Greg Kuakumensah, who recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds.

This series was highly competitive last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Bobcats won the last game 84-73. Getting to the free throw line was one of Quinnipiac’s biggest strengths. They made 30 trips to the line, while Niagara went 15 times. This will be the first game of the year between these two teams.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when two of the nation’s slowest-paced teams face off. Quinnipiac ranks 288th in possessions per game (67.6) and Niagara is 263rd (68.4). Furthermore, the Purple Eagles rank 28th in turnover percentage (16.5 percent), while the Bobcats rank 346th in opponents’ turnover percentage (15.3 percent).

Niagara Purple Eagles at Quinnipiac Bobcats Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Quinnipiac, ATS Winner – Niagara, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Quinnipiac averages 29.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 11th in the NCAA. Niagara ranks 232nd in three pointers allowed per game (25.2).
  • The Purple Eagles are 29th in the country with 5.2 steals allowed per game while the Bobcats are 49th with 5.6 steals allowed per game.
  • The Bobcats average 14.3 assists per game, which ranks 92nd in the country. The Purple Eagles rank 226th in assists allowed per game (16.9).
  • Quinnipiac ranks 138th in rebounds per game (36.0) while Niagara ranks 268th (27.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Bobcats’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.0, up from 2.2 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Purple Eagles have scored an average of 67.2 points per game (0.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 76.6 points per game (0.9 below their season average).