The Manhattan Jaspers and Rider Broncs meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Alumni Gymnasium. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Manhattan Jaspers Betting Preview
The Manhattan Jaspers are averaging 68.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 71.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Samir Stewart is averaging 15.2 points and 1.3 rebounds, while Ant Nelson is averaging 15.2 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 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Manhattan Jaspers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game.
The Rider Broncs Betting Preview
The Rider Broncs are averaging 69.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.1 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Dwight Murray Jr. is averaging 17.1 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Mervin James is averaging 13 points and 1.6 assists. Allen Powell is dishing 2.3 assists and Allen Betrand is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Rider Broncs are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Rider Broncs are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game.
The Jaspers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Broncs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 35-17-1 in Jaspers last 53 overall. The under is 6-0 in Broncs last 6 overall. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
Neither team is playing good ball entering this contest, but you'd assume Rider will be able to turn things around at home, where it wins by an average of 10.3 points. The Manhattan Jaspers aren't good across the board, especially on the road, where they lose by an average of 9 points. Rider is the better team. I'll lay the points.