The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers and the Manhattan Jaspers meet in college basketball action from the Knott Arena on Friday night.
The Manhattan Jaspers will be out to build on a 64-59 win over Niagara in their last game. Samir Stewart has 14.9 PPG with 3.4 APG while Ant Nelson has 15.2 PPG and 3.8 APG this season. Josh Roberts has 11.9 PPG and a team-high 8.8 RPG to lead the Jaspers in rebounding while Elijah Buchanan has 11 PPG and Nick Brennan has 10.1 PPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for Manhattan so far this season. As a team, Manhattan is averaging 68.4 PPG on 44.1% shooting from the field, 34.9% from three and 66.5% from the foul line this season.
The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers will try to bounce back from a 63-56 loss to Marist last time out. Jalen Benjamin leads the Mountaineers in scoring and assists with 15 PPG and 4.1 APG while Dakota Leffew has 13.4 PPG to finish off the pair of double-digit scorers for Mount St. Mary’s this season. Malik Jefferson has 9.7 PPG and a team-high 6.9 RPG to lead the Mountaineers in rebounding while George Tinsley also has 5.9 RPG as well for the Mountaineers this season. As a team, Mount St. Mary’s is averaging 63.6 PPG on 41.8% shooting from the field, 34.2% from behind the arc and 72.9% from the foul line this season.
Manhattan is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games following three or more consecutive home games and 0-7 ATs in their last 7 Friday games while the over is 18-6 in their last 24 games following an ATS win. Mount St. Mary’s is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a road winning percentage below .400 while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.
I’m not rushing to back either of these teams if I’m being honest, but I would lean towards the under as both have been trending to the under in a lot of their recent games and I think this game is no different. A first to 65 kind of game wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest here, so give me the under.