Manhattan Jaspers vs. Saint Peter's Peacocks Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/3/14
Saint Peter's Peacocks (7-13) at Manhattan Jaspers (14-6)
College Basketball: Monday, February 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Draddy Gymnasium)
The Line: Manhattan Jaspers -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Storyline: St. Peter’s and Manhattan both look to halt losing streaks when they square off at Draddy Gymnasium Monday.
The Breakdown: St. Peter’s fell to 3-8 for 9th place in the MAAC after suffering its fourth straight defeat 71-53 to Rider Friday. The Peacocks were outshot from the field 46.6 percent to 34.8 percent and from outside the arc 54.2 percent to 29.2 percent while being dominated on the boards 40-23. Junior G Desi Washington scored 15 points, including 4 of 10 from downtown, junior F Marvin Dominique had 12 points and 7 rebounds and freshman G Trevis Wyche added 12 added 12 points and 3 assists. On the season, St. Peter’s is averaging 64.3 ppg on 39.6 percent shooting. Dominique leads the team with 17.3 ppg, followed by Washington at 13.1 ppg.
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Meanwhile, Manhattan dropped its second straight to Iona Saturday 85-73. The Jaspers now sit in 4th place in the conference with a record of 7-4. Manhattan was outshot from the field 48.4 percent to 40.6 percent and from outside the arc, but hit 8 of 23 from distance to the Gaels’ 7 of 21. The Jaspers came away with a 42-38 advantage on the boards, but struggled from the free throw line, connecting on 13 of 20. Senior F Rhamel Brown scored 15 points to go along with 8 rebounds, senior G Michael Alvarado had 11 points and 6 assists, and junior F Emmy Andujar added 11 points and 9 boards off the bench. Through 20 games, the Jaspers are averaging 77.9 ppg on 42.8 percent shooting. Senior G George Beamon leads the team with 19.0 pg, followed by Alvarado at 14.0 ppg.
Rick’s Pick: The line in this one is currently set at -14.5 for Manhattan. The Jaspers topped St. Peter’s by 12 last time around and that was a road game. This is at home for Manhattan a they are skidding a bit, but look for a closer game than the line.