Marist vs. Manhattan - 1/2/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Manhattan Jaspers (6-7) at Marist Red Foxes (3-10)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm (McCann Field House)
The Line: Marist Red Foxes +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Over at McCann Arena on Tuesday, the Manhattan Jaspers and the Marist Red Foxes will be meeting up on the college basketball court.
Manhattan comes into this game at 6-7 overall. The Jaspers have won two of their last three games, beating Hofstra and Fairfield in that time. In the Fairfield game, Manhattan’s Pauly Paulicap posted 16 points.
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Tops in scoring average on the season for the Jaspers is Rich Williams with 11.9 PPG. Also in the Manhattan double-digit club are Calvin Crawford (10.5 PPG; 5.5 RPG) and Zane Waterman (10.0 PPG; 6.0 RPG).
Over on the Marist side, they’re sitting at 3-10 overall this year. The Red Foxes had a three-game losing streak going before winning their last game versus Siena. In that one, Marist guard Brian Parker led the team on 18 points.
Parker heads up the Marist scoring attack with 17.7 PPG and 4.8 RPG, while Isaiah Lamb has 10.5 PPG. The only other Red Foxes player in double-digits is David Knudsen, with 10.4 PPG, but Ryan Funk is close on 9.8 PPG.
The Jaspers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games. Manhattan is also 3-7 ATS in the last 10 Tuesday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win.
Meanwhile, the Red Foxes are 5-1 ATS in their last six versus the MAAC and 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games. Marist is also 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS win and 1-7 ATS in their last eight games following a straight-up win.
Manhattan hasn’t been scoring all that well lately; they’ve put up 66 points or fewer in their last four straight games. The Jaspers’ last two victories have come by a combined five points. Marist hasn’t been scoring too well lately either; they haven’t hit 70 points in any of their last three games. This is sure to be a sloppy game overall, but I think Marist has enough talent to keep up here.