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Feb 18, 4:30 PM | Wellness Center

Quinnipiac Bobcats vs Long Island Blackbirds Odds

15-11TEAM RECORD20-7

The Blackbirds will try to cover the spread at Wellness Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Quinnipiac Bobcats in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Bobcats have watched them go 15-11 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Blackbirds are at 20-7 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Blackbirds are 0-0, while the Bobcats have a 0-0 mark.

View Quinnipiac vs Long Island Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blackbirds sit at No. 152 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bobcats sit at No. 95 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Blackbirds will win this game 78-77.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Long Island has the nation's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 81 PPG. The visiting Bobcats defense ranks No. 148 allowing on average 65.9 PPG. The Blackbirds FG% has averaged 47.3% so far, more than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.

Defensively, Quinnipiac features the nation's No. 117-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.7 points per game. Long Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 nationally in scoring at home.

Quinnipiac lost its last outing, a 64-56 result against St. Francis NY on February 16. The Bobcats got 14 points from Garvey Young, but it was St. Francis NY that prevailed in a 64-56 final on Thursday at TD Bank Sports Center.

Long Island won its last outing, a 103-91 result against Sacred Heart on February 16. Jamal Olasewere scored 27 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Long Island over Sacred Heart, 103-91, on Thursday at Wellness Center.

Next up:
Quinnipiac home to St. Francis PA, Thursday, February 23
Long Island at Fairleigh Dickinson, Thursday, February 23

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