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Manhattan vs. St. Peter's - 2/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Peter's at Manhattan
Date & Time Saturday February 2, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Draddy Gymnasium
Riverdale, NY
The Line
Manhattan Jaspers - 0 -- Over/Under: 115
TV Channel
https://gojaspers.com/watch
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NCAA BB | St. Peter's at Manhattan
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The Saint Peter’s Peacocks will travel to Draddy Gymnasium to take on the Manhattan Jaspers this Saturday night in College Basketball action.

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 6-14 (3-5 MAAC) on the season after being defeated by the Rider Broncs, 59-51, this past Thursday. Saint Peter’s led by a 28-22 margin at halftime, however, couldn’t fight back after a 18-5 Broncs run to start the 2nd half gave Rider a 40-33 lead with 12:30 left in regulation. Saint Peter’s shot 38.5% from the field and committed 25 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Peacocks was Davauhnte Turner who had 12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals.

On the season, Saint Peter’s is averaging 63.6 ppg on 41.8% shooting from the field. The Peacocks are averaging 6.1 three-pointers per game on 32.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Saint Peter’s has been led by Davauhnte Turner (17.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.0 spg), Samuel Idowu (11.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.8 bpg), Quinn Taylor (7.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Dallas Watson (6.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.7 apg).

Defensively, Saint Peter’s is allowing their opponents to average 71.1 ppg on 44.7% shooting from the field. The Peacocks have a rebound margin of -0.3 and a turnover margin of -1.9.

The Manhattan Jaspers snapped their 3-game losing streak and improved to 5-16 (3-6 MAAC) on the season after defeating the Fairfield Stags, 62-49, this past Monday. Manhattan was outstanding on both ends of the court against Fairfield and had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 42-26 lead early in the 2nd half. Manhattan shot 51.1% from the field while holding Fairfield to just 34.7% shooting from the field and 21.4% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Jaspers was Tyler Reynolds who had 17 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, and a steal.

On the season, Manhattan is averaging 55.4 ppg on 39.6% shooting from the field. The Jaspers are averaging 6.4 three-pointers per game on 33.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Manhattan has been led by Pauly Paulicap (8.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.1 bpg), Warren Williams (8.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg), Thomas Capuano (6.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.1 spg), and Nehemiah Mack (5.9 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.4 spg).

Defensively, Manhattan is holding their opponents to an average of 63.8 ppg on 43.9% shooting from the field. The Jaspers have a rebound margin of -0.9 and a turnover margin of -1.3.

The Peacocks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games vs. MAAC opponents. The Jaspers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game, however, are just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.

Saint Peter’s has lost 5 of their last 7 games and has really struggled offensively this season as they rank just 338th in scoring offense, 294th in FG%, and T-317th in three-pointers made per game. Manhattan has been solid defensively as their slow-pace style has their defense ranked 24th in scoring defense, however, similar to Saint Peter’s, the Jaspers offense has struggled as Manhattan ranks just 350th in scoring offense & 338th in FG%.

It’s hard to trust a team that doesn’t has a player averaging more than 9.0 ppg, however, Saint Peter’s comes into this game with just a 1-11 record on the road this season and as Manhattan has already defeated the Peacocks on the road this season, I think Manhattan will be able to pick up the win in this one. Good Luck!

Pick:
Manhattan Jaspers - Pick-Em

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