The Manhattan Jaspers and Northeastern Huskies meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Copper Box Arena. The Manhattan Jaspers look to get to a .500 record. The Northeastern Huskies look for their first win.
The Manhattan Jaspers are averaging 72 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 63 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Elijah Buchanan is averaging 16 points and 7.7 rebounds, while Josh Roberts is averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds. Ant Nelson is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Brennen is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Manhattan Jaspers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Manhattan Jaspers are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.
The Northeastern Huskies are averaging 61.3 points on 37.4 percent shooting and allowing 76.8 points on 50 percent shooting. Jahmyl Telfort is averaging 16.3 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Coleman Stucke is averaging 9 points and 2.8 rebounds. Masai Troutman is grabbing 2.3 rebounds and Chase Cormier is grabbing 1.3 rebounds. The Northeastern Huskies are shooting 29.8 percent from beyond the arc and 62.5 percent from the free throw line. The Northeastern Huskies are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game.
The Jaspers are 21-6 ATS in their last 27 Thursday games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games. The Huskies are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The over is 19-8-1 in Jaspers last 28 overall. The under is 8-2 in Huskies last 10 Thursday games.
Neither of these teams are playing well, but there's hope for the Northeastern Huskies considering they've played Harvard, Providence, and Syracuse. I wouldn't put too much stock into this Northeastern start, as their schedule hasn't been an easy one. On paper, the Northeastern Huskies will have the best player on the floor, and they're capable of shooting better. I'll lay the bucket.