Manhattan vs. Iona - 2/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iona Gaels (19-6) at Manhattan Jaspers (12-11)
College Basketball: Friday, February 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Draddy Gymnasium)
The Line: Manhattan Jaspers +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Manhattan Jaspers and the Iona Gaels face off on Friday at Draddy Gymnasium is MAAC college basketball action.
The Manhattan Jaspers are 12-11 this season and they are coming off of a loss to Rider that ended a three game winning streak. Manhattan is averaging 68.7 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.4 points and their opponents are shooting 44.7 percent. Emmy Andujar leads the Jaspers averaging 16.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Shane Richards is averaging 13.3 points, Ashton Pankey is averaging 12.6 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Rich Williams is averaging 5.9 points. Manhattan is 7-1 at home and 9-5 in MAAC play.
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The Iona Gaels are 19-6 this season and they have won their last six games. Iona is averaging 82.4 points and they are shooting 48.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 73.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. David Laury leads the Gaels averaging 21 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. A.J. English is averaging 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 5.9 assists, Schadrac Casimir is averaging 15.1 points, and Isaiah Williams is averaging 14.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Iona is 7-6 on the road and 12-2 in the MAAC.
Manhattan is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 home games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, and 4-11 against the spread at home against a team with a winning road record. Iona is 6-13 against the spread following a win, 1-4 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record, and 2-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. The road team is 9-2-1 against the spread in the last 12 meetings of these two.
Iona is favored by just a point and a half but I just like Manhattan at home here.