Manhattan Jaspers vs. Niagara Purple Eagles - 1/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Niagara Purple Eagles (5-13) at Manhattan Jaspers (6-10)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Draddy Gymnasium)
The Line: Manhattan Jaspers -6 -- Over/Under: 130 See the Latest Odds
The Manhattan Jaspers will host the Niagara Purple Eagles this Sunday.
The Manhattan Jaspers come into this game with a 6-10 record and are currently 7th in the MAAC. The Jaspers are currently on a 2 game losing streak and will try to snap it with a win over Niagara. Through 16 games this season the leading scorer for the Jaspers has been Shane Richards 18.1 points per game with 4.4 rebounds. Rich Williams is second on the team with 15.9 points per game and 6.9 rebounds.
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The Niagara Purple Eagles come into this game with a 5-13 record and are currently 8th in the MAAC. Niagara has been playing good lately winning 2 out of their last 3 games. Through 18 games this season the leading scorer for the Purple Eagles has been Emile Blackmon who is averaging 14.6 points per game and 3.9 rebounds. Matt Scott is second on the team with 14.4 points per game and 6.7 rebounds with 2.7 assists.
The Niagara Purple Eagles are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last 5 games overall. The Purple Eagles are 3-1-1 against the spread in their last 5 road games. Manhattan is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 Sunday games. The Jaspers are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games following a loss.
The Jaspers have lost their last 2 games while Niagara has won 2 out of their last 3 games.I think Manhattan is the better team here. I think Manhattan will win this game at home and cover.