Manhattan vs. Fairfield - 3/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Fairfield Stags (11-19) at Manhattan Jaspers (12-16)
College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Draddy Gymnasium)
The Line: Manhattan Jaspers -5 -- Over/Under: 114.5
The Fairfield Stags and the Manhattan Jaspers meet in college basketball action from Draddy Gymnasium on Friday.
Fairfield is sitting at 11-19 on the season. Since their last victory over Niagara on February 21, Fairfield is riding a four-game losing streak to Siena, Quinnipiac, Rider and Monmouth.
In the loss to Monmouth, Fairfield’s only double-digit scorer was Landon Taliaferro with 18 points and one rebound. Taj Benning added seven points, one assist and six rebounds there, and Vincent Eze had 10 rebounds with five points for Fairfield.
Over on the Manhattan side, they’re 12-16 this year. In their last seven games Manhattan is 1-6, beating Marist and falling to Iona, Siena, Saint Peter’s, Canisius, Monmouth and Rider.
In the loss to Rider, Manhattan’s leading scorer was Tykei Greene with 16 points and four rebounds. The only other Manhattan player in double-figures during that game was Christian Hinckson with 14 points, six rebounds and one assist.
Manhattan is 1-4 ATS in their last five Friday games and 1-4 ATS in the last five after an ATS loss. Manhattan is 1-6 ATS in their last seven overall and the over is 7-0 in their last seven Friday games.
Meanwhile, Fairfield is 1-6 ATS in their last seven Friday games and 0-4 ATS in their last four after a straight-up loss. Fairfield is 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six overall.
There aren’t a lot of high points for Fairfield over the last six games; they’ve been above 60 (61) just once during that time and are 1-5 record-wise. As a matter of fact, Fairfield hasn’t been over 70 points since November 17 of last year, and if their defense isn’t on point they’re in trouble.
The good news for Fairfield is that Manhattan isn’t a good offensive team either. The Jaspers have been at 60 or below in each of their last four games and haven’t been above 70 in any of their last eight. There’s not a lot to like here, but Manhattan is probably the lesser of two evils. I'm staying away, though.