Saint Peter's at Quinnipiac: 3/5/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Quinnipiac Bobcats (9-10) vs Saint Peter's Peacocks (11-9)
Game Info: Friday, March 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm (People's United Center)
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The Saint Peter’s Peacocks will travel to the People’s United Center to take on the Quinnipiac Bobcats this Friday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks will look to avoid a 2-game sweep at the hands of the Quinnipiac Bobcats after the Peacocks were defeated by the Bobcats by a 65-60 margin on Thursday. Saint Peter’s led by a 33-29 margin at halftime, however, the Peacocks offense struggled in the 2nd half and could not fight back after the Bobcats took a 50-37 lead with 9:32 left in regulation. Saint Peter’s shot 28.3% from the field and 24.0% from beyond the arc while Quinnipiac shot 37.5% from the field and 15.8% from beyond the arc. Saint Peter’s won the turnover battle by a 17-16 margin, however, was outrebounded by Quinnipiac by a 42-38 margin. Leading the way for the Peacocks was KC Ndefo (14 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 5 blocks) while the Bobcats were led by Savion Lewis (11 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals).
Coming into their game against Quinnipiac on Thursday, Saint Peter’s was averaging 63.4 ppg on 40.0% shooting from the field. The Peacocks were averaging 6.0 three-pointers per game on 32.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Saint Peter’s had been led by KC Ndefo (13.5 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.3 spg, 3.7 bpg), Daryl Banks III (10.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.1 spg), Fousseyni Drame (8.2 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.1 spg), & Matthew Lee (7.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.3 apg).
Defensively, Saint Peter’s was holding their opponents to an average of 61.7 ppg on 38.3% shooting from the field. The Peacocks had a rebound margin of 1.3 and a turnover margin of 0.9.
Coming into their game against Saint Peter’s on Thursday, Quinnipiac was averaging 68.8 ppg on 40.9% shooting from the field. The Bobcats were averaging 7.9 three-pointers per game on 33.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Quinnipiac had been led by Jacob Rigoni (13.0 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.3 apg), Tymu Chenery (10.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg), Luis Kortright (10.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.1 apg), & Savion Lewis (8.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.4 spg).
Defensively, Quinnipiac was allowing their opponents to average 69.5 ppg on 39.1% shooting from the field. The Bobcats had a rebound margin of -3.3 and a turnover margin of -2.1.
The Peacocks are 5-3 ATS in their last 8 games against Quinnipiac and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. Quinnipiac. The Bobcats are 7-14 SU in their last 21 games played in March and just 3-4 ATS in their last 6 games when playing as the underdog.
Saint Peter’s is led by their defense that ranks 11th in scoring defense & 3rd in defensive FG%, however, the Peacocks have struggled stringing together wins due to their offense that ranks just 320th in scoring offense & 318th in FG%. Quinnipiac plays a similar style of basketball as the Peacocks as the Bobcats are led by their defense that ranks 153rd in scoring defense, 44th in blocks per game, & 10th in defensive FG%. I don’t expect Quinnipiac to be getting as many points as we got on Thursday, however, as the Bobcats are 8-4 at home and that I expect their defense to have success shutting down the Peacocks offense once again, my initial lean is to take Quinnipiac and what should be a couple of points.