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Manhattan Jaspers vs. Iona Gaels - 2/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Iona Gaels (17-10) at Manhattan Jaspers (12-15)

College Basketball: Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Draddy Gymnasium)

The Line: Manhattan Jaspers +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Iona Gaels will travel to play the Manhattan Jaspers in a MAAC game on Friday.

The Manhattan Jaspers are 12-15 (9-9) and are coming off of a loss to Saint Peter’s by a score of 61-40. Manhattan has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 6th in the MAAC standings. Manhattan is averaging 68.4 points per game while giving up 73 points per game. Manhattan is also averaging 29.7 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game. Shane Richards is averaging 17.3 points per game and 4 rebounds per game for Manhattan. Rich Williams is averaging 14.2 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game for the Jaspers. Manhattan is shooting 73.6% on free throws, 35.3% on three-pointers, and 42.4% on all field goal attempts.

Manhattan Jaspers vs. Iona Gaels - 2/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Iona Gaels are 17-10 (14-4) and are coming off of a win against Siena by a score of 87-81. Iona has won 3 games in a row and is currently 2nd in the MAAC standings. Iona defeated Manhattan by a score of 70-56 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Iona is averaging 79.3 points per game while giving up 74.3 points per game. Iona is also averaging 37.3 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per game. A.J. English is averaging 22.2 points per game and 6.1 assists per game for Iona. Jordan Washington is averaging 14.5 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game for the Gaels. Iona is shooting 70.6% on free throws, 36.7% on three-pointers, and 45.1% on all field goal attempts.

Iona is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games. Iona is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The under is 4-0 in Iona’s last 4 Friday games. Manhattan is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. Manhattan is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games. The under is 4-1 in Manhattan’s last 5 Friday games. The under is 7-1 in these two teams last 8 meetings.

Iona has been impressive this season, but is on the road for this contest. Iona is the better offensive team and has the rebounding advantage in this game. Manhattan has struggled of late, so I am going to take Iona on the road. 

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Iona Gaels -6.5

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