Manhattan Jaspers vs. Rider Broncs - 2/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rider Broncs (9-13) at Manhattan Jaspers (8-11)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Draddy Gymnasium)
The Line: Manhattan Jaspers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Rider Broncs will travel to play the Manhattan Jaspers in a MAAC game on Tuesday.
The Manhattan Jaspers are 8-11 (5-5) and are coming off of a loss to Iona by a score of 70-56. Manhattan has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently 6th in the MAAC standings. Manhattan does have wins against Monmouth and Siena, who are the top 2 teams in the conference. Manhattan is averaging 68.6 points per game while giving up 74.4 points per game. Manhattan is also averaging 29.9 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Shane Richards is averaging 17.4 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for Manhattan. Rich Williams is averaging 15.6 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game for the Jaspers. Manhattan is shooting 72% on free throws, 36.3% on three-pointers, and 42.3% on all field goal attempts.
USA TODAY Sports
The Rider Broncs are 9-13 (5-6) and are coming off of a win against Canisius by a score of 79-68. Rider has won 3 games in a row and is currently 7th in the MAAC standings. Rider has beaten Iona and Saint Peter’s, who are towards the top of the MAAC. Rider is averaging 67.7 points per game while giving up 67.5 points per game. Rider is also averaging 36.6 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game. Teddy Okereafor is averaging 14 points per game and 4.4 assists per game for Rider. Xavier Lundy is averaging 10.5 points per game and 4 rebounds per game for the Broncs. Rider is shooting 67.6% on free throws, 32.8% on three-pointers, and 43.4% on all field goal attempts.
Rider is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. Rider is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record. The under is 4-0 in Rider’s last 4 road games. Manhattan is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. Manhattan is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a loss. The under is 4-1 in Manhattan’s last 5 games. The road team is 10-2 ATS in these two teams last 12 meetings.
These teams are right next to each other in the conference standings, so this is a big game in deciding how the conference standings will shape up. Manhattan struggles to score consistently at times, but is allowing over 74 points per game. Rider also has some offensive issues, but they play much better defense. Manhattan also doesn’t rebound the ball very well, while Rider does a much better job. Rider has won each of their last 3 games and I think they will make it 4 in a row after this game.