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Rider vs. Manhattan - 2/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Manhattan Jaspers (11-13) at Rider Broncs (17-7)
Date & Time Thursday February 8, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
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The Line: Rider Broncs -9 -- Over/Under:
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NCAA BB | Manhattan Jaspers (11-13) at Rider Broncs (17-7)

The Manhattan Jaspers and Rider Broncs meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Alumni Gymnasium.

The Manhattan Jaspers need a victory here after splitting their last 14 games. The Manhattan Jaspers are averaging 66.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Rich Williams is averaging 13.6 points and 2.8 assists while Zane Waterman is averaging 10.7 points and 6.4 rebounds. Pauly Paulicap is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Zavier Turner is dishing 3.8 assists. The Manhattan Jaspers are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Manhattan Jaspers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Manhattan Jaspers have won four of their last six road games.

The Rider Broncs look for another win to build on their solid six-game winning streak. The Rider Broncs are averaging 81.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 76.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Dimencio Vaughn is averaging 14.4 points and 6.2 rebounds while Frederick Scott is averaging 13.6 points and 6.9 rebounds. Jordan Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Stevie Jordan is dishing 6.2 assists. The Rider Broncs are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 60.4 percent from the free throw line. The Rider Broncs are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The Rider Broncs have won six straight home games.

The Jaspers are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 Thursday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Broncs are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Jaspers are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Rider and the road team is 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings.

The Rider Broncs are playing their best ball of the season right now and has been consistent at home where they're 8-1 SU, allowing less than 40 percent shooting and outscoring teams by more than 11 points. Rider has also won six of the last eight meetings against the Manhattan Jaspers. Manhattan is shooting just 37.5 percent from the field in its last five games and is being outscored by 3.1 points on the road this season despite finding recent SU success recently. I'll take Rider by double digits.

Rider Broncs -9

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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