The Manhattan Jaspers and Niagara Purple Eagles meet Friday in college basketball action at the Gallagher Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Manhattan Jaspers Betting Preview
The Manhattan Jaspers are averaging 68.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 71.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Samir Stewart is averaging 14.9 points and 1.2 rebounds, while Ant Nelson is averaging 14.8 points and 3.8 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 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Manhattan Jaspers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game.
The Niagara Purple Eagles Betting Preview
The Niagara Purple Eagles are averaging 64.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Noah Thomasson is averaging 18.3 points and 3.3 assists, while Aaron Gray is averaging 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. Sam Iorio is dishing 1.6 assists and Bryce Moore is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Niagara Purple Eagles are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Niagara Purple Eagles are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.8 rebounds per game.
Manhattan vs Niagara Trends
The Jaspers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Purple Eagles are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. The under is 4-1 in Jaspers last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in Purple Eagles last 7 Friday games. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Niagara Purple Eagles are obviously the better team, and them being at home doesn't hurt here. However, let's not act like either of these teams are world beaters, as they're both being outscored on the season and are a mess offensively. Niagara wins by an average of 2.5 points as a favorite. I'll grab the points if forced to pick this one.