Manhattan vs. Rider - 1/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rider Broncs (11-7) at Manhattan Jaspers (8-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Draddy Gymnasium)
The Line: Manhattan Jaspers -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Rider Broncs and Manhattan Jaspers play Sunday afternoon at the Draddy Gymnasium.
The Rider Broncs have won seven of their last eight games and play their 10th true road game. On the season, Rider is averaging 63.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting and is allowing 63.2 points on 42 percent shooting. Matt Lopez is averaging 11.8 points and 6.7 rebounds while Jimmie Taylor is averaging 10.1 points and 4.5 rebounds. Teddy Okereafor is the third player averaging double-digit points and Zedric Sadler is dishing two assists. The Rider Broncs are a defensive team that’s allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and has given up 59 or less points in five straight games. Offensively, Rider is shooting 60.9 percent from the line and 31.2 percent from beyond the arc. Rider is 6-3 SU on the road this season.
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The Manhattan Jaspers have won four straight games and look for their sixth MAAC victory. On the season, Manhattan is averaging 65.2 points on 43.1 percent shooting and is allowing 65.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Emmy Andujar is averaging 14.5 points and 3.1 assists while Shane Richards is averaging 13.1 points and 1.6 assists. Ashton Pankey is the third player averaging double-digit points and RaShawn Stores is dishing 2.4 assists. The Manhattan Jaspers are a defensive team that’s allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in four of their last six games. Offensively, Manhattan is shooting 66.6 percent from the line and 32.2 percent from downtown. Manhattan is 4-0 SU on its home court.
The Broncs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic. The Jaspers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic. The Broncs are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Manhattan and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
It's hard to bet against the Manhattan Jaspers with the way they've been playing recently. Add in the fact the Jaspers are unbeaten on theri home court, I like the home team to cover the small number.