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Sacred Heart Pioneers host Quinnipiac Bobcats in college basketball action

Quinnipiac BobcatsSacred Heart Pioneers
Jan 19, 7:00 PM | Pitt Center

Quinnipiac Bobcats vs Sacred Heart Pioneers Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Bobcats travelling to Sacred Heart Thursday to take on the Pioneers on Thursday.

Supporters of the Bobcats have watched them go 9-8 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Pioneers are at 8-11 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Pioneers are 0-0, while the Bobcats have a 0-0 mark.

View Quinnipiac vs Sacred Heart Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 171-rated Quinnipiac taking on the No. 278-rated Pioneers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-70 win for the Bobcats on Thursday.


How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Sacred Heart has the nation's No. 89-rated offensive output, at 73.2 PPG. The visiting Bobcats defense ranks No. 236 allowing on average 69.7 PPG. The Pioneers FG% has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.8% per game.

Defensively, Quinnipiac features the nation's No. 193-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.6 points per game. Sacred Heart, meanwhile, comes in at No. 69 nationally in scoring at home.

Quinnipiac was a 74-71 loser in its last match on the road against St. Francis PA. Ike Azotam scored 28 points for Quinnipiac on Saturday, but the Red Flash managed a 74-71 victory over the Bobcats at DeGol Arena.

Sacred Heart lost its last outing, a 70-67 result against Robert Morris on January 14. Sacred Heart got 29 points from Shane Gibson on the way to a 70-67 loss against Robert Morris on Saturday at Sewall Center.

Next up:
Quinnipiac at Bryant, Saturday, January 21
Sacred Heart home to Cent Conn State, Saturday, January 21