Quinnipiac vs. Marist - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Quinnipiac vs. Marist - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Marist Red Foxes (7-20) at Quinnipiac Bobcats (13-15)

College Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm (People's United Center)

The Line: Quinnipiac Bobcats -6.5 -- Over/Under: 130 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Marist (7-20, 6-12 MAAC) travels to Hamden, CT to face Quinnipiac (13-15, 8-10 MAAC) in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference showdown at People’s United Center. The last time these two teams played way back on January 3rd, Marist lost to Quinnipiac 58-63 as 5 ½-point underdogs.

Marist is 3-7 in its last 10 games, but is 6-4 against the spread. Marist is just 3-11 on the road, but is 8-6 against the number and 9-3-1 against the spread in their last 14 games. Marist averages only 60.8 points per game and gives up 65.1 points per game.

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Marist is coming off a 52-50 loss to Siena at home in their last game. Marist is ranked 306th by KenPom, with the 340th ranked offense and the 185th ranked defense in the country. Marist is led by Senior guard Michael Cubbage, who scores 9.3 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game and 3.4 assists per game, and Sophomore guard Matthew Herasme, who averages 9.2 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game.

Quinnipiac is 3-7 in its last 10 games, and just 2-7-1 against the spread during that stretch. Quinnipiac is just 1-3 in its last four home games and is 0-3-1 against the spread in that span. Quinnipiac averages 69.6 points per game and surrenders 71.5 points per game.

Qunnipiac won its last game 60-58 over Fairfield on the road. Quinnipiac is ranked 270th by KenPom, with the 208th ranked offense and 311th ranked defense. Qunnipiac is led  by Junior guard Rich Kelly, who scores 16.6 points per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game, and Senior forward Kevin Marfo, who adds 10.3 points per game and a whopping 13 rebounds per game.

In their last 10 games against each other, Quinnipac is 6-4 straight up but 4-6 against the spread. The under is 6-4 in Quinnipiac’s last 10 games, and 5-5 in the last 10 for Marist. In their last 10 matchups against each other, the over is 6-4.

Quinnipiac has been really bad at home lately against the spread and straight up, so I’ll take Marist and the points in this match-up.

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