To commence their season, the Quinnipiac Bobcats will travel to Paul Bailey Pizzitola Sports Center and take on the Brown Bears (2-0). Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
Quinnipiac Bobcats at Brown Bears ATS Preview
In the Bears’ last game, they beat the Canisius Golden Griffins, 75-68. With 32 points on 8-for-16 shooting, Brandon Anderson was the game’s leading scorer. Brown played a nearly perfect game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.519 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.6. Canisius had marks of 0.453 and 27.3, respectively, for those same stats.
Quinnipiac did not reach the tournament following a 16-13 regular season last season.
Dating back to last season, a focal point for the Brown offense has been to get to and convert from the free throw line. The Bears rank 33rd in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.276), but Quinnipiac was among the best in the nation at keeping opponents away from the charity stripe (ranking 18th by yielding a FTA rate of 0.176). It could also be an error-filled game for the Bobcats’ offense, which ranks 253rd in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.6 percent). They’ll be going up against the top-notch defense of the Bears, which forced the 55th-most turnovers in the nation (21.2 percent).
The Bobcats had records of 16-13 straight up (SU) and 16-12-1 against the spread (ATS) last season. Of Quinnipiac’s 29 games last year, 15 finished under the O/U total.
Quinnipiac Bobcats vs. Brown Bears Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – Quinnipiac, ATS Winner – Quinnipiac, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Bobcats rank 145th in rebounds per game (35.8) while the Bears rank 230th in rebounds allowed per game (36.2).
Quinnipiac ranks fifth in three pointers attempted per game (29.8) while Brown ranks 239th in three pointers allowed per game (24.1).
The Bears rank 45th in steals per game (7.6) while the Bobcats rank 235th (5.1).
Brown ranks 107th in blocks per game (3.7) while Quinnipiac ranks 259th (2.0).