Siena vs. Manhattan - 2/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Manhattan (11-11) at Siena (12-10)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Times Union Center)
The Line: Siena -7 -- Over/Under: 133 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Manhattan Jaspers (11-11, CONF 7-6) and Siena Saints face (12-10, CONF 8-5) off in a MAAC showdown at the Times Union Center. The Jaspers knocked off the Saints 81-69 in early January.
Manhattan was playing some really good basketball heading into Friday night’s game against Iona. The Jaspers were only 3.5 underdogs but the defense gave up 80 points which led to a 23 point loss. The Jaspers defense allowed four Iona players to score at least 12 points.
The Jaspers are averaging only 60.7 points per game on the road, so it’s important the defense is strong if they want to have success.
The Saints come into this hot having won two games in a row and five of the last six games. In each of the last five wins Siena has been able to cover the spread.
The Saints are a good offensive team, especially at home and as of late. In Siena’s last five games, the offense is averaging 77.8 points per game, while shooting over 50 percent from the field. Siena is led by guard Jalen Pickett who is averaging 15.8 points while shooting over 47 percent from the field.
Picket is the leader, but the Saints have three other guys who are averaging over 11 points per game.
The home team is 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings played between the Saints and Jaspers. The favorite is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings
There is no doubt, Manhattan struggled in their last game, but in this game they will get back to playing well. The Jaspers might not have enough offense to win the game, but they will keep it close and cover the spread against the Saints.