Manhattan Jaspers vs Quinnipiac Bobcats Prediction, 1/8/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manhattan Jaspers vs Quinnipiac Bobcats
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021
Location: People's United Center in Hamden, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Manhattan (+5.5)
People's United Center is the venue where and the Quinnipiac Bobcats (2-2) will take on the Manhattan Jaspers (2-3) on Friday. The line on this contest has Quinnipiac as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 131.5.
Manhattan heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 2-3 on the season. They are turning it over 16.0 times per game and as a team are committing 20.2 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Manhattan is grabbing 33.8 boards per game and is sitting with 51 dimes for the campaign, which is 320th in the country in terms of passing. The Jaspers are hitting 25.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (31 of 120) and 72.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 64.4 points per game (308th in the country) while shooting 37.9% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Jaspers are forcing 16.6 turnovers per game while drawing 21.0 fouls. They are conceding 35.8% from beyond the arc and they rank 183rd in D-1 in points per game allowed (70.2). The Jaspers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 45.0% (122 of 271) and they concede 36.4 boards per contest as a basketball team. They rank 40th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 65 conceded on the season.
The Manhattan Jaspers faced the Delaware State Hornets and went home with a win by a final score of 65-59 in their last game. Manhattan wrapped up the game having earned a 34.4% field goal percentage (21 out of 61) and converted 5 of their 23 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Jaspers converted 18 of their 28 tries for a percentage of 64.3%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 42 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 9 assists for the contest in addition to earning 4 steals and 5 blocks. When discussing the defense, Manhattan allowed the other team to shoot 34.4% from the field on 21 out of 61 shooting. Delaware State doled out 11 assists and had 4 steals in the game. In addition, the Hornets collected 30 rebounds (7 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Delaware State finished the contest at 50.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 6 of their 12 attempts. They also made 3 of 19 attempts from beyond the arc.
Elijah Buchanan is a player who was a major factor for the matchup. He was able to score 16 points on 5 of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 34 mins and totaled 7 rebounds. Buchanan finished the game shooting 35.7% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. An additional guy that played a role in this contest for the Jaspers was Anthony Nelson. He totaled 4 boards and also accumulated 2 assists. He shot 30.0% from the field for the contest by shooting 3-of-10 (14 points). When all was said and done, Nelson played 30 minutes.
Quinnipiac has a win-loss record of 2-2 this season. Quinnipiac has totaled 254 points on the year (63.5 per contest) and they pull down 36.5 rebounds per game. The Bobcats are committing 21.5 fouls per contest while shooting 75.8% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bobcats are shooting 41.7% from the field, which ranks them 283rd in the nation. They are earning an assist 12.8 times per game (222nd in the nation) and they are giving up possession 16.3 times per contest. The Bobcats on defense are ranked 76th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 65.0. They have given up 12.3 dimes and 37.3 rebounds every game, which ranks 141st and 253rd in those categories. The Quinnipiac defense allows 28.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (20 of 71) and their opposition knocks down 68.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 12.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 38.3% from the field (27th in the country).
The last time they took the court, the Quinnipiac Bobcats walked away with a victory by a final of 64-58 against the New Hampshire Wildcats. The Bobcats earned 36 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 40 for the game. They stuffed 10 tries while recording 3 steals for the contest. The Wildcats were called for 19 fouls for the game which got the Bobcats to the charity stripe for 14 tries. They were able to bury 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 78.6%. Regarding 3-point attempts, Quinnipiac made 9 out of 24 tries (37.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Bobcats went 22 for 53 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.5%. The Bobcats permitted the Wildcats to make 21 of their 67 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 31.3% in the game. They finished the game shooting 20.0% from beyond the arc by going 5 out of 25 and ended up going 11 out of 19 from the free throw line (57.9%). Concerning how they rebounded, Quinnipiac permitted New Hampshire to pull down 40 in all (11 on the offensive glass).
Brendan McGuire ended up having an impact for the Bobcats for this game. He converted 5 out of 5 for the game for a field goal rate of 100.0%, which had him finishing with 17 points. McGuire collected 4 boards in his 32 minutes and had 4 assists in the matchup. One more player that was important for Quinnipiac was Tymu Chenery. He walked away with 16 points in 34 minutes on the court by way of 6 of 11 from the floor in the game. Chenery finished going 54.5% from the floor and also earning 2 assists and 6 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Quinnipiac (-5.5) and under 131.5 points
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