Saint Peter's Peacocks vs. Manhattan Jaspers - 1/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Manhattan Jaspers (8-10) at Saint Peter's Peacocks (8-9)
College Basketball: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Yanitelli Center)
The Line: Saint Peter's Peacocks -7.5 -- Over/Under: 128.5 See the Latest Odds
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks look for a rare win versus the rival Manhattan Jaspers.
The Manhattan Jaspers are penciled in as a top four squad in the MAAC but they have been a bit up and down. Right now they are up with consecutive victories following a 78-71 win against a very good Monmouth. The Jaspers took a six point lead after 20 minutes and never gave it up as a 9.5 point home dog on Thursday. The Hawks were held to less then 45% shooting and gave the ball away 16 times while Manhattan connected at 47% with 10-25 effort on threes providing a cushion. Calvin Crawford gave the Jaspers offense some punch with 20 points and six pulls on 8-12 with Rich Williams adding 15 points and seven boards. RaShawn Stores was next in line with 14 points and six assists while Thomas Capuano tossed in eleven.
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The Saint Peter’s Peacocks haven’t been known for winning basketball but they are off to a 6-2 start in the MAAC which has certainly opened some eyes. The Peacocks saw their three game winning streak end in a 64-58 defeat at Iona as an eight point underdog. SPC trailed by 16 heading to the locker room before a spirited come back fell short. The Peacocks 31% shooting did them in and negated nine more looks which made the Gaels 42% accuracy a winning number. Antwon Portley and Quadir Welton scored 12 points apiece with Welton hauling in a game high 13 rebounds. Trevis Wyche added ten points, five yanks and seven boards while Chazz Patterson chipped in eight points and snagged eight boards.
The over is 7-2 in Manhattan last 9 Sunday games. Manhattan are 9-0 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the favorite is 11-2 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The Peacocks have struggled against Manhattan but I think this is their best chance at a win although I’m not a fan of the chalk…