MAAC Attack

MAAC Attack

Monmouth vs. Quinnipiac, 12/01/2016 19:00 EDT, Score: 91 - 72

Point Spread: -9/-109 Monmouth

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Win

MAAC Attack - Rickenbach CBB Game #731 Thursday - 8* Monmouth Hawks (-) @ Quinnipiac Bobcats @ 7 ET - Perfect set-up here. Monmouth was at the top of the MAAC last season and should end up there again this season as they returned 4 starters and the majority of their key reserves from last season's team that reached the 2nd round of the NIT Tourney after just missing out on the Big Dance. As for Quinnipiac, they are known more for their ice hockey than basketball and, the Bobcats finished near the bottom of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference last season and and are likely to end up in a similar position this season. The key to the set-up here is that, even though the Hawks are off of a win, they had their worst defensive performance so far this season and they'll be ready to respond tonight with conference action getting underway. The Hawks are allowing only 67.7 points per game (and just 39.7% shooting from the field) and this is in stark contrast with a Bobcats team that is off of a shocking upset win over Indiana State. Don't put too much into that win over the Sycamores. Indiana State was in a flat spot and ended up getting beat by the hungrier team. The fact is that it was the first win of the season for a Quinnipiac team that doesn't play good defense. The Bobcats have allowed 85.8 points per game (and 50.2% shooting from the field). The Hawks won both match-ups with the Bobcats last season by at least 14 points in each game and we're getting line value here because of Quinnipiac's upset win which actually makes them "ripe for the picking" here as the better team, the Hawks, are fully capable of again dominating this match-up and Monmouth certainly is going to be hungry for the conference opener after a poor defensive effort. Hawks coach King Rice will have his team ready to go here. The Hawks are on a 22-11 ATS run in road games. The Bobcats are 10-20 ATS when off of a game where they scored 80 points or more. 8* MONMOUTH Thursday evening

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