Quinnipiac Bobcats Vs Niagara Purple Eagles: College Basketball Preview And Stats – December 31, 2021

Written By Staff on December 31, 2021

The Quinnipiac Bobcats (6-4, 1-1 MAAC) will attempt to extend a three-game winning streak when hosting the Niagara Purple Eagles (5-6, 0-2 MAAC) on Friday, December 31, 2021, at People’s United Center. This contest is at 2:00 PM ET.

In its previous game, Quinnipiac lost at home to Brown, 72-61. Its top scorers were Jacob Rigoni (15 PTS, 2 STL, 41.7 FG%, 4-8 from 3PT) and Kevin Marfo (10 PTS, 10 REB, 40 FG%). In its most recent game, Niagara lost on the road to Eastern Michigan 60-58, with Marcus Hammond (17 PTS, 2 STL, 41.7 FG%, 3-8 from 3PT) and Greg Kuakumensah (13 PTS, 80 FG%) leading the way.

Brendan McGuire scored a team-high 19 points to lead the Bobcats over Hammond (22 points) and the Purple Eagles 78-69 in their most recent matchup on January 23, 2021.

Matchup at a glance

  • Game Day: Friday, December 31, 2021
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • Location: Hamden, Connecticut
  • Arena: People’s United Center
  • Spread: Quinnipiac -1.5
  • Total: 134
  • Moneyline: Quinnipiac, Niagara

Quinnipiac player stats

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Matt Balanc 10 16.2 2.9 0.3 1.3 0.2 2.2
Kevin Marfo 10 9.7 10.8 4 0.8 0.3 0.1
Tyrese Williams 10 9.5 2.2 0.8 1.1 0.2 2.4
Savion Lewis 8 9.4 4.3 4.1 1.6 0 0
Jacob Rigoni 10 8.7 3.2 0.9 0.5 0.4 1.9

Niagara player stats

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Marcus Hammond 11 17.5 4.2 2.7 0.9 0.4 2.5
Jordan Cintron 11 9.5 5 1.6 1.9 0.3 0.5
Greg Kuakumensah 11 8.4 3.1 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.3
Sam Iorio 11 7.7 5.2 1.3 0.6 0.5 0.9
Noah Thomasson 11 7.3 2.5 2.9 0.2 0.3 0.5

Quinnipiac stats

  • The 74.8 points the Bobcats average is 10.9 more than the Purple Eagles allow.
  • Quinnipiac is 6-2 when putting more than 63.9 points on the board.
  • The Bobcats and Purple Eagles rebound at about the same rate, with the Bobcats pulling down 1.7 more boards per game.
  • When Quinnipiac has the rebounding advantage, it is 1-4. When recording fewer boards, Niagara is 3-2.
  • The Bobcats make 44.4% of their shots from the field, 3.6% higher than the Purple Eagles concede to opponents (40.8%).
  • Quinnipiac has a 6-1 straight-up record when shooting higher than 40.8% from the field.

Betting on Quinnipiac

  • The implied moneyline probability in this matchup gives the Bobcats a 0.0% chance to win.
  • Quinnipiac has played ten games, with five wins against the spread.
  • This season, the Bobcats have just one against the spread win in three games as a favourite of 1.5 points or more.
  • The Bobcats and their opponents have scored an average of 138.1 points per game in 2021, 4.1 more than Friday’s total.
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