Quinnipiac vs. Siena - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Siena (15-10) at Quinnipiac (12-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm (People's United Center)
The Line: Quinnipiac +2.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Siena Saints (15-10, CONF 11-5) and Quinnipiac Bobcats (12-14, CONF 7-9) face off in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference showdown at TD Bank Sports Center. Siena knocked off Quinnipiac 84-61 earlier this season.
Siena is coming into this game hot having won five games in a row, and they have covered the spread in three of the last five games. Over the last five games the Saints defense has been the difference giving up 57.6 points while allowing opponents to shoot only 38.2 percent from the field.
Away from home this season Siena is giving up 75.1 points per game and the defense is going to need to be better in this game.
Siena is led by Jalen Pickett who is averaging 15.5 points while shooting 46.2 percent from the field.
Quinnipiac has struggled this season and over the last ten games they have won only three games. The Bobcats have also only covered two spreads during the last ten games.
At home this season Quinnipiac is averaging 71.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 68.7 points.
Quinnipiac’s defense struggled in the first game giving up 84 points and if they want any chance the defense is going to need to be better.
The Bobcats are led by Rich Kelly who is averaging 16.3 points and 4.5 assists. Kelly is shooting 40.7 percent from the field.
Siena is 1-9 against the spread in their last 10 road games. The under is 16-5-1 in Siena’s last 22 Wednesday games.
The over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between Quinnipiac and Siena. The favorite is 8-3 against the spread in the last 11 meetings between Siena and Quinnipiac.
Quinnipiac was blown out earlier in the season by Sienna, but that isn’t going to be the case again in this one. Siena has struggled on the road this season and it will hurt them again in this game. Look for Quinnipiac to cover the spread, and don’t be afraid to sprinkle a few dollars on the money line.