Saint Peter's Peacocks vs. Manhattan Jaspers - 1/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Manhattan Jaspers (7-8) at Saint Peter's Peacocks (9-9)
College Basketball: Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Yanitelli Center)
The Line: Saint Peter's Peacocks -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks will be hosting the Manhattan Jaspers on Friday at the Yanitelli Center.
The Peacocks have been playing very well lately, having won five of their last seven meetings. Saint Peter’s did fall in their last game however, losing to the Monmouth Hawks 62-61 in overtime on the 14th. The Peacocks are only averaging 61.2 points per game on the year, ranking Saint Peter’s towards the bottom of the national rankings offensively. The Peacocks are shooting just over 40 percent from the field on the year.
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The Manhattan Jaspers are currently sitting just below the .500 mark on the season with a record of 7-8. The Jaspers, like the Peacocks have struggled offensively this season, but the Jaspers are fairing a tad better, averaging 64.7 per outing this season. The Jaspers did defeat the Peacocks earlier this season, beating the Peacocks 68-63 earlier this month. The Jaspers are also shooting just over 43 percent from the field this season, nothing to write home about, but still stronger than the Peacocks.
The Jaspers are 4-5 against the spread on the road this season, and overall Manhattan is 6-7 against the number. The Peacocks are just 1-4 against the spread at home this season, and overall the Peacocks are 6-7 ATS.
I have to take the Jaspers here. Manhattan has beaten the Peacocks once this season, and there is no reason to believe they can’t do it again. Even if they don’t get the outright win, getting more than a bucket with the Jaspers here looks like the side to be on.