The Manhattan Jaspers and the Iona Gaels meet in college basketball action from the Hynes Athletic Center on Friday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Manhattan is listed as a 16.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -1600 while the total for this game is set at 140.5 points.
Manhattan comes into this game with a clean injury report while Iona’s Cruz Davis and Michael Jefferson are both out indefinitely.
Iona’s 84-76 OT win over Manhattan back on January 20th, 2023, made it five straight games in this matchup without back-to-back winners.
Manhattan is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Iona is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 while the under is 12-2 in their last 14 games following a win.
I’m sticking with Manhattan here. I wouldn’t be shocked if Iona came in and shook the Jaspers to their core, but Manhattan has had a history of sticking it to the Gaels and at least keeping games close if nothing else. I think this is a case for Iona of winning the game by any means necessary and style points aren’t needed. I think Iona wins and probably wins by double-digits, but I could see an 11 or 12 point win here. Give me the Jaspers and the points.