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College Basketball Matchup - Monmouth Hawks Quinnipiac Bobcats Odds Preview

Quinnipiac BobcatsMonmouth Hawks
6-5January 04, 2014, 03:00 | Multipurpose Activity Center7-7

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Monmouth and Quinnipiac on Saturday, with the host Hawks trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Monmouth battles the Bobcats, currently sitting with a 6-5 mark (2-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-6 for the Hawks and 2-2 for the Bobcats.

View Quinnipiac Bobcats vs Monmouth Hawks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Monmouth in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hawks at No. 187 and the Bobcats at No. 257 heading into this contest.

Quinnipiac lost its last outing, a 76-68 result against Oregon State on December 29. They covered in that game as a 9-point underdog. The Bobcats endured a 76-68 loss at the hands of the Beavers on Sunday, despite an 18 -point effort from Umar Shannon at Gill Coliseum.

Monmouth won its last outing, a 63-59 result against Siena on January 2. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. Josh James scored 11 points leading the Hawks to a 63-59 victory over Siena at Multipurpose Activity Center on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Monmouth's No. 186 nationally ranked offense (70.57 points per game) against a Bobcats defense that sits as the No. 186 at 72.55 PPG. The Hawks have been averaging 40.34% from the field, less than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (40.51% on average).

A few Bobcats at Hawks trends to consider:
Quinnipiac is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
Quinnipiac is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Quinnipiac is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Monmouth
Quinnipiac is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Monmouth
Monmouth is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Monmouth is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Monmouth is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Quinnipiac
Monmouth is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Quinnipiac

Next up:
Quinnipiac home to Iona, Monday, January 6th
Monmouth at Niagara, Friday, January 10th