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Quinnipiac Bobcats vs Long Island Blackbirds Preview

Long Island BlackbirdsQuinnipiac Bobcats
March 2, 4:30 PM | TD Bank Sports Center

Long Island Blackbirds vs Quinnipiac Bobcats Odds

16-13TEAM RECORD15-14

The Quinnipiac Bobcats host Long Island on Saturday, looking to build on their 15-14 mark against the 16-13 Blackbirds in college hoops action at TD Bank Sports Center.

The Bobcats are 15-14 so far on the season, and 2-1 ATS vs. the number. The Blackbirds, meanwhile, are 16-13 and 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Quinnipiac go 1-1 and the Blackbirds go 1-0 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 170-ranked Bobcats and the No. 267-rated Blackbirds in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-74 win for the Blackbirds on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Blackbirds rank No. 148 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.4 per game. That compares with Quinnipiac’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Quinnipiac is college basketball's No. 329-ranked team at 4.3 per game, while the Blackbirds rate No. 64 with 7.4 per game.

Defensively, Long Island features the nation's No. 347-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.9 points per game. Quinnipiac, meanwhile, comes in at No. 256 nationally in scoring at home.

Long Island was a 70-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Sacred Heart. Long Island earned a 70-68 victory over Sacred Heart on Thursday, getting 18 points from E.J. Reed at Wellness Center.

In their last action, Quinnipiac was a 78-67 winner on the road against St. Francis NY. Ike Azotam scored 19 points leading the Bobcats to a 78-67 victory over St. Francis NY at Pope Center on Thursday.