Northeast Tournament - Quinnipiac Bobcats visit Long Island Blackbirds in college basketball clash
Quinnipiac Bobcats vs Long Island Blackbirds Odds
The Quinnipiac Bobcats will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Blackbirds in Long Island at Wellness Center on Wednesday in college basketball action.
This game is part of the Northeast Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings.
The Bobcats will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 2-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Blackbirds are 1-0 ATS. Quinnipiac is 1-1 on the totals; Long Island is 1-0.
The Blackbirds were listed as 4.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Blackbirds, most recently No. 267 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bobcats, who rate No. 175 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-75 victory for the Blackbirds.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bobcats rank No. 1 in NCAA Division 1 with 42 per game. That compares with Long Island’s No. 149 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Long Island is college basketball's No. 64-ranked team at 7.4 per game, while the Bobcats rate No. 328 with 4.4 per game.
Defensively, Quinnipiac features the nation's No. 316-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.3 points per game. Long Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 39 nationally in scoring at home.
Quinnipiac lost its last outing, a 96-90 result against Long Island on March 2. Quinnipiac got 24 points from Dave Johnson but lost anyway, 96-90, to Long Island on Saturday at Wellness Center.
In their last action, Long Island was a 96-90 winner at home against Quinnipiac. Long Island got 33 points from Jamal Olasewere en route to a 96-90 victory over Quinnipiac on Saturday at Wellness Center.