Manhattan Jaspers (14-11) vs. Marist Red Foxes (13-13)
February 25, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Marist Red Foxes -6 / Manhattan Jaspers +6; Over/Under: -143.5
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The Marist Red Foxes and the Manhattan Jaspers meet in college basketball action from the McCann Arena on Friday night.
The Manhattan Jaspers will look to build on a three-game win streak after an 84-78 OT win over Rider in their last outing. Jose Perez leads the Jaspers in scoring and assists with 19.4 PPG and 4.8 APG while Ant Nelson has 10.8 PPG with 2.7 RPG to make up the pair of double-digit scorers for Manhattan this season. Josh Roberts also has 9.3 PPG with a team-high 6.5 RPG to lead the Jaspers on the glass this season. Elijah Buchanan has 8.3 PPG as well for the Jaspers this season. As a team, Manhattan is averaging 72.6 PPG on 45.5% shooting from the field, 31.8% from three and 74.8% from the foul line while allowing 72.6 PPG on 45.9% from the field and 34.2% from three this season.
The Marist Red Foxes will try to add to a five-game win streak after a 67-66 win over Quinnipiac in their last game. Jao Ituka leads the Red Foxes in scoring with 15.2 PPG while Ricardo Wright is right behind with 14.2 PPG and 4.1 RPG to cap off the pair of double-digit scorers for Marist so far this season. Samkelo Cele has 9.2 PPG and Raheim Sullivan also has 7.8 PPG for Marist on the year. Matt Herasme also has a team-high 4.9 RPG for the Red Foxes as well this season. As a team, Marist is averaging 69.9 PPG on 44.5% shooting from the field, 35.7% from three and 71.4% from the foul line while allowing 67.3 PPG on 41.2% shooting from the field and 33.3% from three this season.
Manhattan is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games while the over is 10-2 in their last 12 games following a win. Marist is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall while the under is 6-2-1 in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record.
I get the case to be made for both sides here, but I’m leaning towards Manhattan and the points. Both teams have been relatively the same form here and the underdog has covered in 4 of the last 5 meetings between the two sides. This one should be closer to a one score game. Give me Manhattan and the points in this one.