MAAC foes will collide when the Quinnipiac Bobcats (9-6, 4-1 MAAC) challenge the Saint Peter’s Peacocks (5-9, 2-3 MAAC) at the People’s United Center. Action gets underway at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
Saint Peter’s Peacocks vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats Odds Preview
In the Peacocks’ last matchup, they fell to the Fairfield Stags, 61-51. Matthew Lee had a good game for Saint Peter’s, leading the team in scoring with 10 points on 4-for-9 shooting. Fairfield did a fantastic job of making free throws (14-20; 70.0 percent). Saint Peter’s, on the other hand, forced the Stags into a turnover percentage of 27.0 (above their season average of 19.1).
The Bobcats are hoping for a better outcome after their 69-57 loss to the Manhattan Jaspers in their last contest. With nine points and 14 rebounds, Kevin Marfo had a solid game for Quinnipiac. Manhattan had a turnover percentage of 7.1 (better than their season average of 18.2). Quinnipiac, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.170 vs. 0.114).
This has potential to be an error-filled game for the offense of Quinnipiac. Quinnipiac ranks 230th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.1 percent), while the gambling defense of Saint Peter’s forces the 40th-most turnovers in the NCAA (23.3 percent).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Bobcats won both meetings last season. In the most recent contest, Quinnipiac won 77-60. Quinnipiac did a fantastic job of making free throws (13-15; 86.7 percent). Saint Peter’s, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (21.6 vs. 5.3).
Saint Peter’s Peacocks at Quinnipiac Bobcats Prediction
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Quinnipiac, ATS Winner – Quinnipiac, O/U – Under
Quinnipiac ranks 87th in assists per game (14.2) while Saint Peter’s ranks 246th (10.1).
The Bobcats’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.4, up from 2.6 for the season.
During their last five games, the Peacocks have scored an average of 63.6 points per game (3.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 61.6 points per game (0.3 below their season average).