Niagara vs. Manhattan - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Manhattan Jaspers (6-8) at Niagara Purple Eagles (4-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Gallagher Center)
The Line: Niagara Purple Eagles +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Manhattan Jaspers and Niagara Purple Eagles square off Saturday at the Gallagher Center.
The Manhattan Jaspers look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Manhattan Jaspers are averaging 70.4 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 77.8 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Shane Richards is averaging 17.8 points and 4.8 rebounds while Rich Williams is averaging 16.6 points and 6.7 rebounds. Zane Waterman is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Wilson is dishing 6.2 assists. The Manhattan Jaspers are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. Manhattan is allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game. The Manhattan Jaspers have lost 10 of their last 17 road games.
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The Niagara Purple Eagles look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The Niagara Purple Eagles are averaging 63.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Emile Blackman is averaging 15.3 points and 3.9 rebounds while Matt Scott is averaging 14.8 points and 2.8 assists. Marvin Prochet is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Cameron Fowler is dishing 2.5 assists. The Niagara Purple Eagles are shooting 28 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. Niagara is allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Niagara Purple Eagles have split their last 10 home games.
The Jaspers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Purple Eagles are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jaspers are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Niagara and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
NIagara is unbackable, as it's a team that struggles to score which puts tons of pressure on its defense. Manhattan is an experienced team that has had some success on the road. Give me the Jaspers and the tiny chalk.