Monmouth Hawks (15-8) vs. Manhattan Jaspers (11-10)
February 11, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Manhattan Jaspers +5.5 / Monmouth Hawks -5.5; Over/Under: -142.5
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The Monmouth Hawks and the Manhattan Jaspers meet in college basketball action from the Draddy Gymnasium on Friday night.
The Monmouth Hawks will look to bounce back from an 83-58 loss to Marist last time out. George Papas leads the Hawks in scoring and assists with 15.6 PPG and 3 APG while Shavar Reynolds has 13.9 PPG with 3 RPG. Walker Miller’s got 15.2 PPG and 6.4 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Monmouth so far this season. Nikkei Rutty also has a team-high 7 RPG of his own to lead the Hawks in rebounding so far this season. As a team, Monmouth is averaging 70.2 PPG on 42.3% shooting from the field, 32.7% from three and 75.2% from the foul line while allowing 68 PPG on 40.3% shooting from the field and 32.4% from three this season.
The Manhattan Jaspers will try to snap a three-game snap a three-game losing streak after a 76-67 loss to Rider last time out. Jose Perez leads the Jaspers in scoring and assists with 19.3 PPG and 4.5 APG while Ant Nelson has 10.2 PPG with 2.7 RPG to make up the pair of double-digit scorers for Manhattan this season. Warren Williams has 8.1 PPG and Josh Roberts also has 8.1 PPG with a team-high 5.6 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 71.9 PPG on 45% shooting from the field, 32% from three and 74.4% from the foul line while allowing 72.8 PPG on 46.2% from the field and 35% from three this season.
Monmouth is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 Friday games. Manhattan is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 home games against a team with a road winning percentage above .600 while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 home games.
I get the case to be made for Monmouth as a favorite, but the thing is that the Hawks have had issues on the road as of late and while Manhattan hasn’t been great, the majority of their struggles as of late have come on the road and at home the Jaspers tend to play their best. I’ll take my chances with Manhattan and the points in this one.