Manhattan vs. Iona - 2/2/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Manhattan vs. Iona - 2/2/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Iona Gaels (5-11) at Manhattan Jaspers (8-10)

College Basketball: Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Draddy Gymnasium)

The Line: Manhattan Jaspers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 134.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Iona Gaels and Manhattan Jaspers meet Monday in college basketball action at the Draddy Gymnasium.

The Iona Gaels need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Iona Gaels are averaging 69 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting. E.J. Crawford is averaging 17.3 points and 4.9 rebounds while Tajuan Agee is averaging 13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds. Isaiah Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Asante Gist is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Iona Gaels are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Iona Gaels are allowing 41.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The Iona Gaels have lost five of their last six road games.

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The Manhattan Jaspers need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Manhattan Jaspers are averaging 63.2 points on 39.7 percent shooting and allowing 65.1 points on 40 percent shooting. Tykei Greene is averaging 10.3 points and 5.3 rebounds while Pauly Paulicap is averaging 9.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Samir Stewart is dishing 3.1 assists and Ethan Lasko is grabbing one rebound. The Manhattan Jaspers are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 62 percent from the free throw line. The Manhattan Jaspers are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Manhattan Jaspers have split their last four home games.

The Gaels are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Jaspers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Gaels last 8 road games. The under is 35-15-1 in Jaspers last 51 home games. The road team is 16-6-1 ATS in the last 23 meetings. The favorite is 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings. 

The Iona Gaels lose on the road by an average of 14.7 points while shooting 37.8 percent from the field, and they're a brutal 1-5 ATS on the road and 3-12-1 ATS on the season. The Manhattan Jaspers may have lost four straight, but they're still winning at home by an average of 4.1 points while allowing 38.8 percent shooting from the field. Backing Iona isn't an option given the struggles SU and the failed covers all season. Give me the Manhattan Jaspers and the small chalk.

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Randy’s Pick Manhattan Jaspers -2.5

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