The Peacocks and Bobcats are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bobcats will host the game at M&T Bank Arena in Hamden, CT. The over/under for this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference contest is set at 135.5 points, with Quinnipiac being favored by -8 at home against Saint Peter's.

SAINT PETER'S PEACOCKS VS QUINNIPIAC BOBCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Saint Peter's Peacocks +8

This game will be played at M&T Bank Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.

WHY BET THE SAINT PETER'S PEACOCKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Bobcats.
  • Even though we have Quinnipiac winning straight-up, we like Saint Peter's at +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will the Peacocks Make it Happen in Hamden?

The Saint Peter's Peacocks come into this game with a record of 11-9 and a conference record of 7-3. On the road this season, they are 6-6, and their average scoring margin is -0.4 points per game.

So far this season, the Peacocks have been the underdog in nine games, going 3-6 in those matchups. Most recently, they lost to Marist by a score of 63-52.

As the underdog, Saint Peter's has gone 5-4 vs. the spread this season and they have an overall ATS record of 11-7. On the road, the Peacocks are 8-4 vs. the spread this year and their last 10 road ATS record is 6-4. In their last 3 games as the underdog, Saint Peter's is 1-2 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Saint Peter's games is 7-11 and today's line of 135.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (129.9). So far, 14 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's line. In their last five games, the average scoring total is 120 points and their over/under record during that stretch is 0-5.

The Saint Peter's offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 52 points versus Marist. During the game, they attempted 20 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 35.2%. Offensively, the Peacocks have a season long field goal percentage of 38%, which is 393rd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 361st in percentage and 331st in three-pointers made.

The Peacocks' defense is presently ranked 17th nationally, allowing an average of 63.6 points per contest. Saint Peter's' three-point defense is currently 37th in the country at 5.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.2% of their shots vs. Saint Peter's.

Pressure Builds for Quinnipiac as Home Favorites

Quinnipiac comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in all 14 of their games this season. They are 14-0 in those games, and they have an overall record of 18-4. They have won their last nine games and have an average scoring margin of +7.8 at home this season. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 9-1.

In their most recent game, they defeated Canisius by a score of 88-63. So far this season, they have gone 10-1 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference games, and they have an average scoring margin of +1.7 on the road. They have won their last four games away from home.

As the favorite, Quinnipiac has gone 9-5 vs. the spread this year and 7-3 in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, the Bobcats are 6-4 vs. the spread this season and 4-1 in their last 5 home games ATS.

Quinnipiac has an over/under record of 7-14 this season and today's line of 135.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (149.1). So far, 21 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today's OU line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-6.

Quinnipiac's offense had a good outing, putting up 88 points against Canisius. They achieved a 49.3% field goal percentage and went 12/14 from the free-throw line. The team's top scorer is Matt Balanc, who comes into today's matchup with an average of 18.6, while Amarri Tice also maintains a PPG average of 12.7 leading up to the game.

Quinnipiac's defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Quinnipiac's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.7% this season.