Manhattan vs. Fairfield - 2/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fairfield Stags (6-19) at Manhattan Jaspers (12-12)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Draddy Gymnasium)
The Line: Manhattan Jaspers -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Fairfield Stags and Manhattan Jaspers meet Sunday afternoon at the Draddy Gymnasium.
The Fairfield Stags look for a win to snap an eight-game losing streak. On the season, Fairfield is averaging 60.4 points on 39.1 percent shooting and is allowing 66.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Marcus Gilbert is averaging 16.4 points and 5.6 rebounds while Tyler Nelson is averaging 8.7 points and 1.3 assists. Mike Kirkland Jr. is grabbing four rebounds and K.J. Rose is shooting 30.8 percent from the field. The Fairfield Stags have six players averaging at least 5.1 points, and they’re shooting 70.4 percent from the line and 31.2 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Fairfield is allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in four of its last eight games.
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The Manhattan Jaspers look to get above .500 after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Manhattan is averaging 68.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 68.5 points on 45 percent shooting. Emmy Andujar is averaging 16.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while Shane Richards is averaging 13.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. Ashton Pankey is the third double-digit scorer and Rich Williams is shooting 38.7 percent from the field. The Manhattan Jaspers have four players averaging at least 5.8 points, and they’re shooting 67.2 percent from the line and 33.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, Manhattan is allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in five straight games.
The Stags are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Jaspers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss. The Stags are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Manhattan and the home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Fairfield is just flat out awful, and it's hard to bet against a Manhattan team that's covered eight of its last 11 games. Look for the Jaspers to cover this game by double digits.