Manhattan vs. Saint Peter's - 2/21/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Saint Peter's Peacocks (13-11) at Manhattan Jaspers (11-12)
College Basketball: Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Draddy Gymnasium)
The Line: Manhattan -3 -- Over/Under: 125.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Saint Peter’s Peacocks (13-11, CONF 10-5) and the Manhattan Jaspers (11-12, CONF 7-7) face off in a MAAC showdown at Draddy Gymnasium.The Peacocks knocked off the Jaspers 70-53 at the end of January.
Saint Peter’s looks like they are getting hot at the right time and they come into this game having won three games in a row and eight of the last ten. In the Peacocks last game they had one of their most impressive defensive showings of the year giving up only 44 points.
On the season the Peacocks are averaging 66.8 points per game while the defense is giving up 64.8.Saint Peter’s doesn’t really have a star player with no player averaging more than 8.4 points per game.
Even without a star, the Peacocks use a balanced attack with six players averaging more than six points a game.
The Jaspers have been inconsistent this year, but they can move back to .500 with a win in this game. The Jaspers offense has been inconsistent and each of the last two games they have failed to score more than 58 points.
Over the last five games, Manhattan is averaging 64.6 points while shooting 40 percent from the field. Manhattan is led by forward Pauly Paulicap who is averaging 10.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
The Peacocks are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 road games. The Peacocks are 4-17 in their last 21 meetings against the Jaspers. The favorite is 15-6 in the last 21 meetings between Saint Peter’s and Manhattan. The under 35-15-1 in the Jaspers last 51 home games.
The Peacocks have had a lot of success covering the spread on the road and it will happen again. Saint Peter’s offense has been better as of late and they should find success running up the score, which will lead to an easy cover of the spread.