Manhattan vs. Siena 1/30/15- College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Siena Saints (8-11) at Manhattan Jaspers (9-10)
College Basketball: Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Draddy Gymnasium)
The Line: Manhattan Jaspers -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Siena Saints and Manhattan Jaspers meet Friday night at the Draddy Gymnasium.
The Siena Saints have split their last 10 games and play their 10th true road game. On the season, Siena is averaging 70.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting and is allowing 74.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Rob Poole is averaging 14.7 points and 5.1 rebounds while Marquis Wright is averaging 12.7 points and 4.9 assists. Lavon Long is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Evan Hymes is shooting 43.4 percent from the field. The Siena Saints have six players averaging at least 6.3 points, and they’re shooting 69.9 percent from the line and 32.9 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Siena is allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in six of its last seven games.
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The Manhattan Jaspers look to get back to a .500 record after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, Manhattan is averaging 65.9 points on 43 percent shooting and is allowing 66.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Emmy Andujar is averaging 15.1 points and 3.1 assists while Shane Richards is averaging 12.6 points and 2.7 rebounds. Ashton Pankey is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and RaShawn Stores is dishing 2.6 assists. The Manhattan Jaspers have five players averaging at least five points, and they’re shooting 66.3 percent from the line and 32.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Siena is allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last nine games.
The Saints are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. The Jaspers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. Saints are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Manhattan and the underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Manhattan is starting to find its groove a bit and has been a covering machine on its home court. Siena isn't even an OK defensive team, which doesn't bode well for them here. Give me the home favorite.