The Marist Red Foxes and Manhattan Jaspers meet Tuesday in the college basketball MAAC Tournament First Round at the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Marist Red Foxes are averaging 63.8 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.6 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Patrick Gardner is averaging 18.8 points and 2 assists, while Noah Harris is averaging 9 points and 2.2 rebounds. Kam Farris is grabbing 2.5 rebounds and Javon Cooley is dishing 1 assist. The Marist Red Foxes are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Marist Red Foxes are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game.
The Manhattan Jaspers are averaging 67.8 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Ant Nelson is averaging 15.1 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Samir Stewart is averaging 12.6 points and 1.3 rebounds. Josh Roberts is the third double-digit scorer and Elijah Buchanan is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Manhattan Jaspers are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The Manhattan Jaspers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.8 rebounds per game.
The Red Foxes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The Jaspers are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 Tuesday games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The over is 8-1 in Red Foxes last 9 overall. The over is 4-1 in Jaspers last 5 overall. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Another game where there's not much separation between these teams. Both clubs have been horrible this season and as of late. You can argue the Marist Red Foxes are playing the better ball right now. The Manhattan Jaspers are losing their last 5 games by an average of 4.8 points, and they lose as favorites by an average of 6.2 points. Give me Marist.