Manhattan Jaspers vs. Marist Red Foxes - 3/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marist Red Foxes (7-22) at Manhattan Jaspers (12-17)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Times Union Center)
The Line: Manhattan Jaspers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 143 See the Latest Odds
The Marist Red Foxes will play the Manhattan Jaspers in the first round of the MAAC tournament.
The Manhattan Jaspers are 12-17 (9-11) and are the #6 seed in the MAAC tournament. Manhattan finished the regular season losing their last 3 games. Manhattan defeated Marist on the road by a score of 81-73 in these two teams second meeting of the season. Manhattan is averaging 68.1 points per game while giving up 73 points per game. Manhattan is also averaging 29.8 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Shane Richards is averaging 17 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game for Manhattan. Rich Williams is averaging 14.4 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game for the Jaspers. Manhattan is shooting 74.4% on free throws, 35.3% on three-pointers, and 42.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Marist Red Foxes are 7-22 (4-16) and are the #11 seed in the MAAC tournament. Marist finished the regular season winning their last 2 games. Marist defeated Manhattan on the road by a score of 75-70 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Marist is averaging 71.8 points per game while giving up 78.6 points per game. Marist is also averaging 32.9 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game. Khallid Hart is averaging 20.4 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game for Marist. Brian Parker is averaging 16.3 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Red Foxes. Marist is shooting 73% on free throws, 34.1% on three-pointers, and 42.2% on all field goal attempts.
Marist is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. Marist is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win. The under is 9-4 in Marist’s last 13 neutral site games. Manhattan is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. Manhattan is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The under is 6-0 in Manhattan’s last 6 neutral site games. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Marist has found very little success this season, but did get one win against Manhattan. Manhattan comes into the tournament on a losing streak, while Marist has won their last 2 games. Marist is the better offensive team in this matchup, but struggles on defense. I like Manhattan to advance here.