The No. 3 seed Quinnipiac Bobcats (20-11, 11-9 MAAC) square off against the No. 11 seed Marist Red Foxes (11-19, 6-14 MAAC) in the MAAC Tournament Thursday at Boardwalk Hall, starting at 7:00 PM. Both teams will try to get one step closer to earning an automatic place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.
The Bobcats are currently 5.5-point favorites against the Red Foxes. The over/under is 136 points for the game.
Quinnipiac vs. Marist Odds
Point Spread for Quinnipiac vs. Marist
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Quinnipiac as the favorite.
Quinnipiac vs. Marist Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Quinnipiac has -245 odds to pick up the win, while Marist is listed at +205 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 136 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
- Arena: Boardwalk Hall
Quinnipiac vs. Marist Betting Trends
Quinnipiac is 14-16-1 against the spread this year. The Bobcats have been chosen as favorites in 22 games this year and have walked away with the win 14 times (63.6%) in those games. Quinnipiac has hit the over in 56.7% of its opportunities this year (17 times over 30 games with a set point total).
In Marist’s 30 games this season, it has 14 wins against the spread. The Red Foxes have been the underdog on the moneyline 23 total times this season. They’ve finished 7-16 in those games. Marist’s games this year have hit the over on 18 of 30 set point totals (60%).
Quinnipiac vs. Marist Key Players to Watch
Dezi Jones is tops on his team in points per contest (12.4), and also averages 3.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists. At the other end, he averages 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Luis Kortright averages a team-leading 3.9 assists per game. He is also putting up 10.3 points and 4.1 rebounds, shooting 39.2% from the floor. Matt Balanc averages 12 points, 4.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest, shooting 42% from the floor and 37.6% from downtown with 1.8 made 3-pointers per contest. Paul Otieno averages a team-best 6.9 rebounds per contest. He is also averaging 7.4 points and 0.6 assists, shooting 59% from the floor.
Patrick Gardner is putting up team highs in points (18.9 per game) and rebounds (6.4). And he is contributing 2 assists, making 49.5% of his shots from the field and 37.2% from beyond the arc, with 1.7 triples per contest. Isaiah Brickner is the Red Foxes’ top assist man (2.6 per game), and he averages 7 points and 3.2 rebounds. Noah Harris is posting 9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2 assists per contest, making 32.1% of his shots from the floor and 30.7% from beyond the arc, with 2.1 triples per contest. The Red Foxes get 7.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1 assists per game from Javon Cooley.
What you need to know about the Quinnipiac Bobcats
Quinnipiac and its MAAC opponents have combined to go over the point total 12 out of 20 times this season. So far this year, the Bobcats are averaging 73.4 points per game (134th-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 69.5 points per contest (157th-ranked). Quinnipiac is allowing 31.7 rebounds per game this season (222nd-ranked in college basketball), but it has thrived by averaging 35.4 rebounds per game (24th-best).
With 8.3 three-pointers per game, Quinnipiac is 74th in the country. It sports a 36.7% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 53rd in college basketball. The Bobcats are allowing 6.9 three-pointers per game (136th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 31.3% three-point percentage (48th-ranked).
The Bobcats are 3-7 against the spread and 5-5 overall in their past 10 games. In its past 10 games, Quinnipiac has gone over the total eight times. In its last 10 games, Quinnipiac has been racking up 74.7 points per game, an average that’s a little higher than the 73.4 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Quinnipiac’s defense has been less stingy lately, as the team has allowed 75.1 points per game over its last 10 compared to the 69.5 points per game its opponents are averaging this season.
What you need to know about the Marist Red Foxes
So far this year, 14 out of Marist’s 21 MAAC games with an over/under have hit the over. The Red Foxes are the 19th-worst team in college basketball in points scored (63.7 per game) and 88th in points allowed (67). Marist is 232nd in the country in rebounds per game (31) and 289th in rebounds allowed (32.8).
Marist makes 7.7 3-pointers per game and shoots 32.6% from beyond the arc, ranking 139th and 268th, respectively, in college basketball. The Red Foxes are 228th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (7.6 per game) and 311th in 3-point percentage defensively (36.1%).
The Red Foxes are 6-4 against the spread and 4-6 overall in their last 10 contests. In its past 10 games, Marist has gone over the total eight times. Marist has performed better offensively over its last 10 games, posting 67.6 points per contest, 3.9 more than its season average of 63.7. While the Red Foxes are ceding 67 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their last 10 games, allowing 69 points per contest.
Quinnipiac vs. Marist Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Quinnipiac, and we project that Quinnipiac will cover the spread (Quinnipiac -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 136 points.
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