Quinnipiac at Siena: 2/24/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Quinnipiac at Siena: 2/24/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Siena Saints (9-3) vs Quinnipiac Bobcats (8-8)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Times Union Center)

Betting Odds: Siena Saints -9 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Quinnipiac Bobcats will travel to the Times Union Center to take on the Siena Saints this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.

The Quinnipiac Bobcats won their 3rd straight game and improved to 8-9 on the season after defeating the Rider Broncs, 93-68, this past Sunday. Quinnipiac had one of their best offensive performances of the season in the 1st half and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 55-30 lead. Quinnipiac shot 50.0% from the field and 41.2% from beyond the arc while Rider shot 34.9% from the field and 32.0% from beyond the arc. Quinnipiac outrebounded Rider by a 41-37 margin while also winning the turnover battle by a 11-10 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Bobcats was Jacob Rigoni who had 16 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, & 2 steals.

On the season, Quinnipiac is averaging 69.9 ppg on 42.1% shooting from the field. The Bobcats are averaging 7.8 three-pointers per game on 34.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Quinnipiac has been led by Jacob Rigoni (12.6 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.4 apg), Tymu Chenery (10.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg), Luis Kortright (9.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.1 apg), & Savion Lewis (8.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.2 spg).

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Defensively, Quinnipiac is allowing their opponents to average 69.4 ppg on 38.6% shooting from the field. The Bobcats have a rebound margin of -2.9 and a turnover margin of -2.7.

The Siena Saints improved to 9-3 on the season after defeating the Niagara Purple Eagles, 68-66, this past Sunday. Siena allowed Niagara to fight back from a 50-41 deficit to make it a game late, however, the Saints were able to pull out the victory after Jackson Stormo hit a game-winning layup with just 0.2 seconds left in regulation. Siena shot 50.0% from the field and 38.9% from beyond the arc while Niagara shot 47.3% from the field and 47.4% from beyond the arc. Siena lost the turnover battle by a 16-8 margin, however, did outrebound the Purple Eagles by a 37-24 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Saints was Manny Camper who had 18 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists, & 2 blocks.

On the season, Siena is averaging 67.6 ppg on 45.1% shooting from the field. The Saints are averaging 6.8 three-pointers per game on 34.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Siena has been led by Manny Camper (13.3 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 4.3 apg), Jordan King (12.8 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 2.2 apg), Jalen Pickett (12.2 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.0 bpg), & Jackson Stormo (9.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.0 spg).

Defensively, Siena is holding their opponents to an average of 62.4 ppg on 41.1% shooting from the field. The Saints have a rebound margin of 2.9 and a turnover margin of -1.1.

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Siena is the team to beat in the MAAC this season, however, the Saints have not looked great as of late as they have split their last 6 games and was lucky to come away with a victory in their 2-game series against Niagara. Quinnipiac has been led by their defense this season, which ranks 6th in defensive FG%, however, the Bobcats offense has found new life as of late as during their 3-game winning streak, Quinnipiac is averaging 82.3 ppg. Quinnipiac is not going to pick up a win in this one, however, as I think the Bobcats can keep this one competitive as the Saints have had trouble scoring the basketball at times this season, I think the play here is to take the Bobcats and the points. Good Luck!

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