Manhattan vs. Niagara - 2/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Manhattan vs. Niagara - 2/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Niagara Purple Eagles (7-14) at Manhattan Jaspers (9-10)

College Basketball: Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Draddy Gymnasium)

The Line: Manhattan Jaspers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 129.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Niagara Purple Eagles and Manhattan Jaspers meet Friday in college basketball action at the Draddy Gymnasium.

The Niagara Purple Eagles need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Niagara Purple Eagles are averaging 66.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 73.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Marcus Hammond is averaging 13.5 points and four rebounds while James Towns is averaging 12 points and two assists. Raheem Solomon is the third double-digit scorer and Greg Kuakumensah is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Niagara Purple Eagles are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Niagara Purple Eagles are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 25.1 rebounds per game. The Niagara Purple Eagles have lost six of their last seven road games.

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The Manhattan Jaspers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Manhattan Jaspers are averaging 63.6 points on 39.5 percent shooting and allowing 64.3 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Tykei Greene is averaging 10.4 points and 5.1 rebounds while Pauly Paulicap is averaging 9.3 points and 6.4 rebounds. Samir Stewart is dishing 3.2 assists and Ethan Lasko is grabbing one rebound. The Manhattan Jaspers are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 62.1 percent from the free throw line. The Manhattan Jaspers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Manhattan Jaspers have split their last six home games.

The Purple Eagles are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games following a ATS win and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Jaspers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 7-1-1 in Purple Eagles last 9 overall. The under is 36-15-1 in Jaspers last 52 home games. The underdog is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.

The Niagara Purple Eagles are finding ways to sneak in victories here and there lately, but they're still a brutal club overall that loses on the road by an average of 12.6 points while shooting 41 percent from the field. The Manhattan Jaspers have issues of their own, but they still win at home by an average of 6.5 points and have won eight of the last 10 meetings against Niagara. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Jaspers at home.

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