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Quinnipiac Bobcats vs Monmouth Hawks Preview

Monmouth HawksQuinnipiac Bobcats
8-9January 16, 2014, 07:00 | TD Bank Sports Center9-6

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on TD Bank Sports Center Thursday as host Quinnipiac looks to handle the Monmouth Hawks in NCAA hoops action.

The Bobcats currently sports a 9-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-3 ATS. The Hawks are 8-9 and 7-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bobcats produce a 5-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hawks have gone 6-6 against the number.

View Monmouth Hawks vs Quinnipiac Bobcats Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Hawks were listed as 12-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Bobcats sit at No. 115 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hawks sit at No. 282 on the same chart.

Quinnipiac lost its last outing, a 74-67 result against Saint Peter's on January 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Quinnipiac got 17 points from Ousmane Drame but lost anyway, 74-67, to Saint Peter's on Sunday at Yanitelli Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hawks is ranked No. 105 in NCAA hoops at 36.82 per game. Contrast that with Quinnipiac’s No. 2 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Quinnipiac is the No. 228-ranked team in the country at 4.73 per game, while Monmouth rates No. 98 at 6.65 per game.

A few Hawks at Bobcats trends to consider:
Monmouth is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Monmouth is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Quinnipiac
Monmouth is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Quinnipiac
Quinnipiac is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Quinnipiac is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Quinnipiac is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Monmouth
Quinnipiac is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Monmouth

Next up:
Monmouth home to Canisius, Sunday, January 19th
Quinnipiac at Niagara, Saturday, January 18th