The Maine Black Bears (3-7) will be at home in the Cross Insurance Center when they clash against the Quinnipiac Bobcats (3-4). Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 15, 2019.
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In the Bobcats’ last outing, they were victorious over the New Hampshire Wildcats, 75-67. Rich Kelly was the game’s leading scorer with 36 points on 13-for-18 shooting. The Bobcats knocked down 17 of their 22 free throws (77.3 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.644 (above their season average of 0.512).
The Black Bears are hoping for a better outcome after their 77-44 loss to the Dartmouth Big Green in their last contest. Andrew Fleming led Maine in scoring with 15 points on 6-for-18 shooting. Dartmouth had a turnover percentage of 9.0 (better than their season average of 18.5). Maine, on the other hand, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (26.5 vs. 25.9).
Maine could have trouble getting to the charity stripe in this contest. The Black Bears rank 317th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.169, while Quinnipiac ranks 45th in FTA rate allowed (0.170) dating back to the 2018-19 season.
The Bobcats won the lone game against the Black Bears last season, 58-50. The Bobcats dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.184 and a turnover percentage of 16.0. The Black Bears had marks of 0.037 and 20.9, respectively, for those same stats.
Quinnipiac Bobcats vs. Maine Black Bears Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Quinnipiac, ATS Winner – Quinnipiac, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
Maine ranks 43rd in assists allowed per game (14.3) while Quinnipiac ranks 150th (13.2).