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Dec 17, 7:00 PM | Mullins Center

Quinnipiac Bobcats vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds

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The Massachusetts Minutemen will hit the floor running against the visiting Quinnipiac Bobcats Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Bobcats have watched them go 5-4 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Minutemen are at 8-3 and 5-4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Minutemen are 6-3-1, while the Bobcats have a 0-0 mark.

View Quinnipiac vs Massachusetts Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Minutemen at No. 86 and the Bobcats at No. 190 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-72 result in favor of the Minutemen.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Massachusetts has the nation's No. 58-rated offensive output, at 76.2 PPG. The visiting Bobcats defense ranks No. 196 allowing on average 67.4 PPG. The Minutemen FG% has averaged 41.7% so far, more than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Quinnipiac owns the country's No. 155-rated mark, allowing 69.8 points per game on the highway. Massachusetts, on the other hand, rates No. 77 in scoring at home.

Quinnipiac won its last outing, a 62-58 result against Vermont on December 11. Quinnipiac earned a 62-58 victory over Vermont on Sunday, getting 20 points from Jamee Jackson at Roy Patrick Gym.

Last time out for Massachusetts, they were an 82-78 winner as they battled Siena at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 13-point favorite. The Minutemen grabbed an 82-78 win over the Saints on Friday, behind a 22-point effort from Chaz Williams at Mullins Center.

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Davidson are 3-3
After playing Siena are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Bobcats at Minutemen trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Massachusetts is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 6 games
Massachusetts is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games

Next up:
Quinnipiac home to Niagara, Thursday, December 22
Massachusetts home to Davidson, Thursday, December 22

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