The Niagara Purple Eagles and the Quinnipiac Bobcats are set to square off in a MAAC matchup at 2 p.m. ET on Dec. 31 at People’s United Center. Quinnipiac is 6-4 overall and 4-2 at home, while the Purple Eagles are 5-6 overall and 2-3 on the road. The Bobcats picked up a 78-69 victory when these teams met in January last season.
The Bobcats are favored by two points in the latest Quinnipiac vs. Niagara odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 134.5. Before entering any Niagara vs. Quinnipiac picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Quinnipiac vs. Niagara spread: Quinnipiac -2
- Quinnipiac vs. Niagara over-under: 134.5 points
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What you need to know about Quinnipiac
Quinnipiac will be happy to get back on the court, as it has not played a game since Dec. 11. The Bobcats are riding a three-game winning streak that includes wins over Manhattan, Dartmouth and Maine. They were scheduled to face Penn State last Wednesday, but that game was canceled due to COVID-19 issues.
Junior guard Matt Balanc leads Quinnipiac with 16.2 points per game, shooting at a 50 percent clip. Senior forward Kevin Marfo and senior guard Tyrese Williams are both averaging nine points per game. The Bobcats have lost six of the last 10 head-to-head meetings between these teams.
What you need to know about Niagara
Niagara is also coming off a long layoff, as it has not taken the court since beating Albany on Dec. 18. The Purple Eagles were supposed to travel to Binghamton last Tuesday, but that game was canceled. They have now won their last two games following a three-game losing skid to open December.
Senior guard Marcus Hammond is pouring in 17.5 points per game and is adding 4.2 rebounds. Senior forward Jordan Cintron is averaging 9.5 points and 5.0 rebounds, while senior forward Greg Kuakumensah is chipping in 8.4 points. Niagara has covered the spread at an 11-4-1 clip in its last 16 games.
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