The Bobcats and Red Foxes are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Red Foxes will host the game at McCann Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. This Metro Atlantic Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 139.5 points, and the Red Foxes are favored to win at home vs. the Bobcats.

QUINNIPIAC BOBCATS VS MARIST RED FOXES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Marist Red Foxes -1.5

This game will be played at McCann Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, January 12th.

WHY BET THE MARIST RED FOXES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Red Foxes.
  • Not only will Marist pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will Quinnipiac Shock Everyone at McCann Center?

Quinnipiac heads into today's game as the underdog, as they have gone just 1-4 in games where they were not favored this season. The Bobcats have gone 11-4 overall, including a 3-1 record in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play, and they have won two games in a row.

As for their road record, Quinnipiac is 4-3 this season, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games away from home. They are coming off of a 17-point win over Manhattan, and they have gone 3-2 in their last five road games.

Quinnipiac's ATS record this season is currently 7-7, but they are 2-3 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bobcats have gone 7-3.

This season, the over/under record for Quinnipiac games is 5-9 and today's line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (148.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 158 points and their over/under record during this span is 2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Quinnipiac offense tallied 76 points in a matchup against Manhattan. Their field goal percentage for the game was 42.9%, and they made 4 threes. One area that the Quinnipiac offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 103rd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 43%.

In terms of defense, Quinnipiac is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Quinnipiac's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.3% this season.

Will the Red Foxes Defense Show Up at Home?

Marist enters this game as 1.5-point favorites, and they have been excellent at home this season, going 3-1 with an average scoring margin of +13.8 points per game. So far, they have been favored in six of their 12 games, going 5-1 in those contests.

Overall, the Red Foxes are 7-5, and they have gone 2-1 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action compared to a 5-4 mark in non-conference games. They have lost three straight games, including their most recent contest against Fairfield by a score of 82-61.

Marist has been solid against the spread this season, going 9-3. They have gone 5-1 vs. the spread when they have been favored this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Red Foxes have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Marist games is 3-9 and today's line of 139.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (133). So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 127 points, which is similar to their season average of 128.5 points per game.

The Red Foxes' offense wrapped up their last game with 61 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 65.9 points per contest. For the season, the Marist offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 320th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 45%.

So far, the Red Foxes' defense is ranked 15th in the country at 62.6 points per contest. So far, the Marist defense is giving up an average of 7.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.1 times per game (573rd).