Quinnipiac Bobcats at Manhattan Jaspers Betting Odds

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The Manhattan Jaspers (13-16, 8-9 MAAC) and Quinnipiac Bobcats (10-19, 7-10 MAAC) will square off at Draddy Gymnasium to bring the regular season to a close. Manhattan is a 7.5-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 136.5 points. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Quinnipiac Bobcats vs. Manhattan Jaspers Odds Preview

In the Bobcats last outing, they were beaten by the Saint Peter’s Peacocks, 52-43. Quinnipiac’s Cameron Young had a solid game, leading both teams in scoring with 16 points on 5-for-18 shooting. Saint Peter’s held the Bobcats to an effective field goal percentage of 0.324 (below their season average of 0.506). Quinnipiac, on the other hand, forced the Peacocks into a turnover percentage of 23.0 (above their season average of 16.8).

The Jaspers are trying to rebound after their 88-75 loss to the Iona Gaels in their last outing. Pauly Paulicap was Manhattan’s high scorer with 16 points on 5-for-10 shooting. Iona had a much better turnover percentage (12.8 vs. 18.4). Manhattan, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 42.9 (above their season average of 31.2).

The offensive glass could be a major edge for Manhattan in this matchup. The Jaspers rank 96th in offensive rebounding percentage (31.7 percent), while Quinnipiac ranks 205th in defensive rebounding percentage (70.8 percent).

Of Quinnipiac’s 25 games with betting action, 13 have finished over the projected point total, while 17 of Manhattan’s 27 games have finished under the O/U total. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Jaspers have a substantial advantage. They are 13-16 SU and 15-12 ATS, while the Bobcats are 10-19 SU and 13-11-1 ATS.

These teams have already met once this season. The two teams combined to put up 141 points in that game, which was over the projected point total of 134.5. The Bobcats won 71-70, covering as 1-point underdogs. Quinnipiac’s 0.388 free throw rate was their biggest strength over Manhattan, who had a rate of 0.327. Young had a stellar game, with 27 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Quinnipiac Bobcats at Manhattan Jaspers Betting Prediction

Pick: SU Winner – Manhattan, ATS Winner – Quinnipiac, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Bobcats rank 194th in rebounds per game (34.4) while the Jaspers rank 252nd (32.9).
  • Quinnipiac ranks 172nd in steals per game (5.5) while Manhattan ranks 220th in steals allowed per game (7.8).
  • Quinnipiac is 9-5 ATS on the road, while Manhattan is 5-3 ATS at home.
  • The total has gone over in 7 of the Bobcats 14 road games, while 5 of the Jaspers 8 home games have gone under.
  • Quinnipiac ranks 19th in three pointers attempted per game (27.0) while Manhattan ranks 236th (19.2).
  • The Jaspers rank 126th in assists per game (14.1) while the Bobcats rank 244th in assists allowed per game (15.4).
  • Manhattan ranks eighth in blocks allowed per game (2.2) while Quinnipiac ranks 115th (3.4).

Betting Trends:

  • Manhattan is 3-2 ATS with 5 overs in their last five games.
  • Over their last five games, Quinnipiac is 3-2 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders.
  • The Jaspers have outscored opponents by an average of 1.8 points in their last five games. On the season, Manhattan has been defeated by an average of 0.8 points.
  • During their last five games, the Bobcats have scored an average of 70.4 points per game (1.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 78.0 points per game (0.8 above their season average).