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Quinnipiac Bobcats home to Manhattan Jaspers in NCAA Basketball betting action

Manhattan JaspersQuinnipiac Bobcats
11-2January 09, 2014, 07:30 | TD Bank Sports Center8-5

A key college battle sees the visiting Manhattan Jaspers travelling to Quinnipiac Thursday to take on the Bobcats.

The Bobcats currently sports a 8-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-2 ATS. The Jaspers are 11-2 and 6-5-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bobcats produce a 3-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Jaspers have gone 7-3 against the number.

View Manhattan Jaspers vs Quinnipiac Bobcats Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Quinnipiac sat as 2-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bobcats at No. 207 and the Jaspers at No. 39 heading into this contest.

Manhattan won its last outing, an 83-57 result against Fairfield on January 4. They covered in that game as a 13-point favorite. The Jaspers blew out Fairfield on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 83-57 win at Draddy Gymnasium.

In their last action, Quinnipiac was an 86-74 winner at home against Iona. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. The Bobcats got a 23-point performance from Zaid Hearst, who added 11 rebounds, as Quinnipiac ran past Ionan 86-74 on Monday at TD Bank Sports Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Quinnipiac's No. 53 nationally ranked offense (78 points per game) against a Jaspers defense that sits as the No. 146 at 70.23 PPG. The Bobcats have been averaging 41.4% from the field, less than the Jaspers have managed so far this season (42.3% on average).

Next up:
Manhattan home to Marist, Sunday, January 12th
Quinnipiac at Saint Peter's, Sunday, January 12th