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Monmouth vs. Manhattan - 2/15/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Manhattan Jaspers (11-12) at Monmouth Hawks (21-5)

College Basketball: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Multipurpose Activity Center)

The Line: Monmouth Hawks -15.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3.com

The Monmouth Hawks and the Manhattan Jaspers face off on Monday MAAC college basketball action.

The Monmouth Hawks are 21-5 this season and they have won their last seven games in a row. Monmouth is averaging 81 points per game and they are shooting 44.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.8 points and their opponents are shooting 38.9 percent. Justin Robinson leads the Hawks averaging 20.3 points per game. Micah Seaborn is averaging 12.2 points, Deon Jones is averaging 10.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, Je’lon Hornbeak is averaging 8.7 points. Monmouth is 7-0 at home and 13-2 in the MAAC.

Monmouth vs. Manhattan - 2/15/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Manhattan Jaspers are 11-12 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Manhattan is averaging 69.7 points per game and they are shooting 42.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.8 points and their opponents are shooting 38.9 percent. Shane Richards leads the Jaspers averaging 17.8 points per game. Rich Williams is averaging 14.6 points and 6.2 rebounds, Zane Waterman is averaging 11.3 points and 6.3 rebounds, and Calvin Crawford is averaging 10.7 points. Manhattan is 3-8 on the road and 8-6 in the MAAC.

Monmouth is 5-1 against the spread following a win, 6-2 against the spread in their last eight home games, and 5-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Manhattan is 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 road games, 3-7 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-7 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record. Manhattan has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two teams.

All of the trends here point to Monmouth and I see them winning the game easily but winning by this big of a number is a little bit of a reach but still the better option, but just barely.

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Monmouth Hawks -15.5

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