Siena vs. Manhattan - 3/5/16 MAAC Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Manhattan Jaspers (13-17) at Siena Saints (20-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Times Union Center)
The Line: Siena Saints -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Siena Saints and Manhattan Jaspers square off Saturday in the MAAC quarterfinals.
The Siena Saints look to keep rolling after winning nine of their last 13 games. The Siena Saints are averaging 68.6 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Brett Bisping is averaging 15.8 points and 10.4 rebounds while Javion Ogunyemi is averaging 15.1 points and one assist. Nico Clareth is dishing 2.3 assists and Lavon Long is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Siena Saints are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Saints are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Siena Saints have won two of their last three neutral site games.
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The Manhattan Jaspers look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Manhattan Jaspers are averaging 78.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 41 percent shooting. Shane Richards is averaging 17.3 points and 1.7 assists while Rich Williams is averaging 14.5 points and 6.1 rebounds. Zane Waterman is grabbing 6.1 rebounds and RaShawn Stores is dishing three assists. The Manhattan Jaspers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Jaspers are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The Manhattan Jaspers have won four of their last five neutral site games.
The Jaspers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Saints are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Four of the last five meetings between these two teams have been decided by eight or less points, which includes an overtime contest in early January. This is also a tournament game, so you're going to get the best of the Jaspers who already beat Marist in the first one. Give me the points.