Manhattan vs. Quinnipiac - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Manhattan vs. Quinnipiac - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Quinnipiac Bobcats (9-5) at Manhattan Jaspers (7-6)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Draddy Gymnasium)

The Line: Manhattan Jaspers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 131 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Quinnipiac Bobcats and Manhattan Jaspers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Draddy Gymnasium.

The Quinnipiac Bobcats look for a win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are averaging 72.7 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 69.1 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Rich Kelly is averaging 18.1 points and 2.9 rebounds while Tyrese Williams is averaging 10.5 points and 2.6 assists. Jacob Rigoni is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Marfo is grabbing 13.8 rebounds. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Quinnipiac Bobcats have lost three of their last five road games.

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The Manhattan Jaspers look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Manhattan Jaspers are averaging 63.2 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 64.5 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Tykei Greene is averaging 12.1 points and 6.4 rebounds while Pauly Paulicap is averaging 9.2 points and 5.9 rebounds. Samir Stewart is dishing 2.9 assists and Ethan Lasko is grabbing one rebound. The Manhattan Jaspers are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Manhattan Jaspers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game. The Manhattan Jaspers have won three of their last four home games.

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The Manhattan Jaspers do play their best basketball at home, but you can argue that the Quinnipiac Bobcats are the better team. Not only are the Quinnipiac Bobcats riding a five-game winning streak with each win coming by an average of 10.8 points, but they're an impressive 10-4 ATS as well. The Manhattan Jaspers are just 7-6 ATS on the season and are winning their last five games by an average of .2 points despite shooting four percent better than opponents. I'll take my chances with the Bobcats and the free bucket. 

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Randy’s Pick Quinnipiac Bobcats +2.5

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