The Siena Saints and Manhattan Jaspers meet Friday in college basketball action at the Draddy Gymnasium. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Siena Saints Betting Preview
The Siena Saints are averaging 69.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 66.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Javian McCollum is averaging 15.8 points and 3.8 assists, while Jackson Stormo is averaging 13.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. Andrew Platek is the third double-digit scorer and Jared Billups is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Siena Saints are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Siena Saints are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game.
The Manhattan Jaspers Betting Preview
The Manhattan Jaspers are averaging 68.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Ant Nelson is averaging 15.3 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Samir Stewart is averaging 14.1 points and 1.2 rebounds. Josh Roberts is the third double-digit scorer and Elijah Buchanan is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Manhattan Jaspers are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Manhattan Jaspers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.6 rebounds per game.
Siena vs Manhattan Trends
The Saints are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Jaspers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Friday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Saints last 5 overall. The over is 37-18-1 in Jaspers last 56 overall. The favorite is 12-5-1 ATS in the last 18 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Siena Saints are the better team and should be favored, but they're not a team I'm thrilled to lay chalk with, especially on the road. Siena has a lot of games come down to the wire and wins in the favorite role by an average of just 5.4 points. Siena is 2-3 ATS this season when favorites of 5 or more points. Give me the home dog.