/Manhattan vs. Quinnipiac odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Jan. 8 predictions from proven model
Manhattan vs. Quinnipiac odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Jan. 8 predictions from proven model

Manhattan vs. Quinnipiac odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Jan. 8 predictions from proven model

The Quinnipiac Bobcats resume their season after a 33-day hiatus when they take on the Manhattan Jaspers in the first of back-to-back Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference games beginning Friday. The Bobcats (2-2), who last played a game on Dec. 6 due to the coronavirus pandemic, are 2-0 at home, while the Jaspers (2-3) are 1-3 in MAAC play and 1-0 on the road. Quinnipiac defeated New Hampshire 64-58 in non-conference action before shutting its program down. Manhattan, meanwhile, won at Delaware State 65-59 on Dec. 30.

Tip-off from People’s United Center in Hamden, Conn., is set for 4 p.m. ET. Manhattan leads the all-time series 9-6, but Quinnipiac holds a 4-3 edge in games played in Hamden. The Bobcats are three-point favorites in the latest Manhattan vs. Quinnipiac odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 130. Before making any Quinnipiac vs. Manhattan picks, check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of $2,400 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Quinnipiac vs. Manhattan. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting trends for Manhattan vs. Quinnipiac:

  • Manhattan vs. Quinnipiac spread: Quinnipiac -3
  • Manhattan vs. Quinnipiac over-under: 130 points
  • MAN: Leads the MAAC and ranks 63rd in the nation with 12.4 offensive rebounds per game
  • QUI: Senior forward Jacob Rigoni needs just 75 more points to reach 1,000 career points

Why Manhattan can cover

The Jaspers closed out their win at Delaware State by converting on each of their final six possessions, and were 6-for-8 from the line over the final five minutes. Junior guard Anthony Nelson has been red hot and leads the team in scoring at 18.8 points per game. He also averages three rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.4 blocks per game. He is hitting 48.3 percent of his field goals, including 42.9 percent of his 3-pointers. He is hitting on 93.5 percent of his free throws.

Also powering the Manhattan offense is junior guard Elijah Buchanan, who averages 13.5 points, six rebounds, 1.5 assists, two steals and 1.3 blocks per game. He has scored in double figures in two of four games, including a 20-point performance against Rider on Dec. 12. Buchanan also added 16 points at Delaware State, and has seven rebounds in three games. For his career, he has started 38 of 67 games and is averaging 5.6 points.

Why Quinnipiac can cover

The Bobcats have been led by freshman guard Tymu Chenery, who is averaging 11.5 points in 22.8 minutes of action per game. Chenery is also averaging 4.3 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 0.5 steals. He is hitting 50 percent of his shots from the floor, including 45.5 percent of 3-pointers. He is connecting on 78.6 percent of his free throws. He had a season-high 16 points and six rebounds against New Hampshire on Dec. 6.

Also powering Quinnipiac is sophomore forward Brendan McGuire, who averages 10 points, 2.3 rebounds, three assists and one steal per game. He is making 62.5 percent of his shots from the floor and is 6-for-6 from 3-point range and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. He has scored in double figures in two of three games, including 17 points against New Hampshire. He also had a season-high four rebounds and four assists.

How to make Manhattan vs. Quinnipiac picks

The model is leaning over on the total, with the simulations showing the teams will combine for 132 points. It also says one side of the spread hits over 70 percent of the time. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Quinnipiac vs. Manhattan? And which side of the spread hits over 70 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.