Quinnipiac Bobcats vs. Manhattan Jaspers Free Prediction 01/16/20

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The Quinnipiac Bobcats (9-5, 4-0 MAAC) head to Draddy Gymnasium to go head-to-head against the Manhattan Jaspers (7-6, 3-1 MAAC). The Bobcats will try to extend their five-game winning streak. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Quinnipiac Bobcats at Manhattan Jaspers Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Jaspers defeated the Siena Saints 81-69, while the Bobcats beat the Monmouth Hawks 84-70.

Quinnipiac played a nearly perfect game. They had an absurd free throw rate of 0.660 (above their season average of 0.211) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 44.0 (above their season average of 27.6). For those same stats, Monmouth was 0.209 and 21.1, respectively. The Jaspers, meanwhile, forced 18 turnovers and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.610 (above their season average of 0.458). Tyler Reynolds played well for Manhattan with 16 points. Quinnipiac rallied around Kevin Marfo, who had 13 points, 21 rebounds and five assists.

This series was highly competitive last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the most recent matchup, the Jaspers won 62-58. Manhattan’s effective field goal percentage was its biggest advantage over Quinnipiac. The Jaspers had a rate of 0.500 while the Bobcats posted a mark of 0.404. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

Half-court execution will be critical when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams clash. Manhattan ranks 299th in possessions per game (67.0) and Quinnipiac is 266th (68.1).

Quinnipiac Bobcats vs. Manhattan Jaspers Betting Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Manhattan, ATS Winner – Manhattan, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Manhattan ranks 42nd in three pointers allowed per game (18.8) while Quinnipiac ranks 192nd (23.4).
  • The Jaspers rank 43rd in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Bobcats rank 74th (3.1).
  • Manhattan ranks 83rd in steals per game (7.5) while Quinnipiac ranks 105th in steals allowed per game (6.5).
  • The Bobcats average 37.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 93rd in the nation. The Jaspers rank 222nd in rebounds allowed per game (37.8).
  • Manhattan averages 12.9 assists per game, which ranks 143rd in the country. Quinnipiac ranks 209th in assists allowed per game (14.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Jaspers have outscored opponents by an average of 0.2 points in their last five games. For the season, Manhattan has been defeated by an average of 1.3 points.
  • During their last five games, the Bobcats have scored an average of 72.6 points per game (0.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 61.8 points per game (7.3 below their season average).