Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Mountaineers and Bobcats. The game is starting at 7:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Bobcats at M&T Bank Arena in Hamden, CT. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference game currently have Quinnipiac as the -5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 152 points.

MOUNT ST. MARY’S MOUNTAINEERS VS QUINNIPIAC BOBCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Quinnipiac Bobcats -5

This game will be played at M&T Bank Arena at 7:30 ET on Thursday, January 25th.

WHY BET THE QUINNIPIAC BOBCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Bobcats.
  • Not only will Quinnipiac pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will Mount St. Mary’s Shock Everyone at M&T Bank Arena?

Mount St. Mary’s has struggled on the road this season, going just 2-9 away from home. The Mountaineers have lost their last four road games, and their average scoring margin on the road is -5.3 points per game.

For the season, Mount St. Mary’s is 7-11 overall and 3-4 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. They are coming off an 82-71 loss to Niagara, and their record as the underdog this season is 0-8.

Mount St. Mary’s has an ATS record of 8-9-1 this season and they have gone 0-3 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games. As the underdog, the Mountaineers are just 3-5 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as the underdog.

This season, the over/under record for Mount St. Mary’s games is 12-6. So far, their games have averaged 143.6 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 152 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (137.1). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and their games have averaged 140 points.

The Mount St. Mary’s offense is coming off a game in which they scored 71 points vs. Niagara. Overall their field goal percentage was 58.8% while connecting on 1 three. Dakota Leffew led the scoring for the Mountaineers, contributing 18 points. Additionally, Dallas Hobbs chipped in with 12 points.

In terms of defense, Mount St. Mary’s is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.2 points per game. Against Niagara, the Mountaineers’ defense gave up 82 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Niagara only made 10 free-throws.

Can the Bobcats Deliver Being Favored at Home?

Quinnipiac enters this game with a record of 14-4, including a 6-1 mark in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Bobcats have won five straight games and are a perfect 11-0 when favored this season.

At home, Quinnipiac has been even better, going 7-1 with an average scoring margin of +4.9 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, the Bobcats have an impressive record of 8-2.

Quinnipiac has an ATS record of 10-7 this season and they are 4-4 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bobcats have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

Quinnipiac’s over/under record this season sits at 7-10, and today’s line of 152 is higher than the average OU line in their games (147.8). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points, which is less than today’s OU line of 152.

Quinnipiac recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 91 points against Iona. This output exceeded their season average of 78.8 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Matt Balanc, who is averaging 18.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Amarri Tice also maintains a PPG average of 12.5 heading into game.

The Bobcats’ defense is presently ranked 167th nationally, allowing an average of 72.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Iona, the Gaels finished with a field goal percentage of 58% and a total of 87 points vs. Quinnipiac.