Quinnipiac Bobcats host Maine Black Bears in college basketball action
Maine Black Bears vs Quinnipiac Bobcats Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Maine Black Bears travelling to Quinnipiac Saturday to take on the Bobcats.
The Bobcats sport records of 4-6 and 2-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Black Bears have 4-8 and 0-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-1 for the Bobcats and 1-0 for the Black Bears.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bobcats sit at No. 160 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Black Bears sit at No. 201 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bobcats will win this game 67-63.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Quinnipiac's No. 44-rated squad against Maine's No. 49-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Quinnipiac rates No. 335 in the country with 3.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 308 nationally with 4.4 per match.
Defensively, Maine features the nation's No. 321-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.1 points per game. Quinnipiac, meanwhile, comes in at No. 335 nationally in scoring at home.
Maine was an 84-78 winner in its last match at home against Florida Gulf Coast. Justin Edwards scored 27 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Maine over Florida Gulf Coast, 84-78, on Saturday at Harold Alfond Sports Arena.
Quinnipiac was a 59-57 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Albany. The Bobcats got 17 points from Ike Azotam as Quinnipiac ran past Albany 59-57 on Friday at SEFCU Arena.
Maine home to Boston University, Wednesday, January 2
Quinnipiac home to St. Francis NY, Thursday, January 3