Monmouth vs. Manhattan - 2/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Manhattan Jaspers (10-10) at Monmouth Hawks (12-10)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Multipurpose Activity Center)
The Line: Monmouth Hawks -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Manhattan Jaspers and Monmouth Hawks square off Sunday at the Multipurpose Activity Center.
The Manhattan Jaspers hope to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. On the season, Manhattan is averaging 67 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 67.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Emmy Andujar is averaging 15.4 points and 7.1 rebounds and Shane Richards is averaging 12.7 points and 1.7 assists. Ashton Pankey is the third player averaging double-digit points and RaShawn Stores is dishing 2.7 assists. The Manhattan Jaspers have five players averaging at least 5.4 points, and they’re shooting 66.7 percent from the line and 33.8 percent from deep. Defensively, Manhattan is allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in four of its last eight games.
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The Monmouth Hawks are competing for a MAAC title with wins in five of their last seven games. On the season, Monmouth is averaging 64.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting and is allowing 63 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Justin Robinson is averaging 12.6 points and 3.7 assists while Deon Jones is averaging 11.9 points and 4.5 rebounds. Brice Kofane is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Andrew Nicholas is shooting 36.2 percent from the field. The Monmouth Hawks have six players averaging at least 5.7 points, and they’re shooting 72.3 percent from the line and 33.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Monmouth is allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 59 or less points in four of its last five games.
The Jaspers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Hawks are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
In a toss up game between two decent teams, I have to back Monmouth on its home court. The Hawks are more balanced and have been playing lights out defense as of late.