Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Purple Eagles and Bobcats. The game is starting at 2:00 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 -6 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 150 points.

NIAGARA PURPLE EAGLES VS QUINNIPIAC BOBCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Quinnipiac Bobcats -6

This game will be played at M&T Bank Arena at 2:00 ET on Sunday, February 18th.

WHY BET THE QUINNIPIAC BOBCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Bobcats.
  • Not only will Quinnipiac pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Purple Eagles Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Heading into their matchup with Quinnipiac, Niagara is 13-11 overall and 9-5 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. On the road, they are 8-4 this season and have won seven straight games away from home.

In their last game, the Purple Eagles defeated Fairfield by a score of 65-63. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 8-2.

As the underdog, Niagara has been an impressive 10-3 vs. the spread this season. Their road ATS mark is 11-1 and they are 3-0 ATS in their last three road games. The Purple Eagles have gone 9-1 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the underdog.

So far this season, the over/under record for Niagara games is 14-8-1, and today’s over/under line of 150 is higher than the average OU line in their games (139). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 135 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Niagara offense tallied 65 points in a matchup against Fairfield. Their field goal percentage for the game was 52%, and they made 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Ahmad Henderson II with 15 points. Kwane Marble II also added 14 points for the Purple Eagles.

At present, the Purple Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 209th, allowing 73.2 points per game. Niagara’s three-point defense is currently 23rd in the country at 5.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 46.0% of their shots vs. Niagara.

Do the Bobcats Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Quinnipiac enters this game as a 6-point favorite, and they have been favored in 16 of their 24 games this season, going 15-1 in those contests. The Bobcats have been especially good at home, going 10-1 this season, and their average margin of victory at home is +8.1 points per game.

Over their last 10 games at home, Quinnipiac has gone 9-1, and they have won their last six games at home. So far this season, the Bobcats have gone 19-5, including an 11-2 record in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.

Quinnipiac has been solid against the spread this season, going 14-9. At home, the Bobcats are 7-4 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Quinnipiac has an ATS mark of 7-3.

Quinnipiac’s over/under record this season is 9-14 and today’s line of 150 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games (148.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 160 points, which is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year.

In their latest game, Quinnipiac’s offense looked good, scoring 79 points against Mount St. Mary’s. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 38% and made 14/20 free throws. Leading the team in scoring is Matt Balanc, who is averaging 18.3 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Amarri Tice also maintains a PPG average of 13 heading into game.

At this time, the Bobcats’ defense is positioned 182nd in the country, permitting 72.2 points per game. Against Mount St. Mary’s in their most recent game, the Quinnipiac defense gave up a total of 96 points while allowing Mount St. Mary’s to hit 53% of their shots.