Manhattan vs. Marist - 3/7/15 MAAC Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marist Red Foxes (7-24) at Manhattan Jaspers (16-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Times Union Center)
The Line: Manhattan Jaspers -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Marist Red Foxes and Manhattan Jaspers meet Saturday in the MAAC quarterfinal.
The Marist Red Foxes look for a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, Marist is averaging 61.3 points on 40.1 percent shooting and is allowing 68.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Chavaughn Lewis is averaging 20.5 points and 2.8 assists while Khallid Hart is averaging 15.1 points and 2.7 rebounds. T.J. Curry is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Phillip Lawrence is shooting 45.3 percent. The Marist Red Foxes have four players averaging at least 8.5 points, and they’re shooting 70.4 percent from the line and 31.8 percent from deep. Defensively, Marist is allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in six of its last 10 games.
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The Manhattan Jaspers look to stay hot after winning four of their last five. On the season, Manhattan is averaging 69.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 68.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Emmy Andujar is averaging 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds while Ashton Pankey is averaging 13.3 points and 6.5 rebounds. Shane Richards is the third double-digit scorer and RaShawn Stores is dishing three assists. The Manhattan Jaspers have four players averaging at least 6.2 points, and they’re shooting 68.6 percent from the line and 33.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Manhattan is allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in five of its last seven games.
The Red Foxes are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win. The Jaspers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 neutral site games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win. The Red Foxes are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Marist simply put is a not a good basketball team and has been beaten down by Manhattan the last five times these two teams have met. Don't expect much different here.