Monmouth vs. Manhattan - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Manhattan (12-14) at Monmouth (16-12)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm (OceanFirst Bank Center)
The Line: Monmouth -5.5 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Manhattan Jaspers (12-14, CONF 8-9) and Monmouth Hawks (16-12, CONF 10-7) face off in a Metro Atlantic Athletic showdown at The OceanFirst Bank Center. Monmouth knocked off Manhattan 65-58 during the middle of January.
Manhattan has had all kinds of issues this season and coming into this game they have lost four of the last five games. The one win for Monmouth during that stretch was against Marist in their last game. In the last game for the Jaspers they gave up only 56 points and that was enough to come out with a victory.
On the road this season Manhattan is averaging only 60.7 points per gam while shooting 39.1 percent from the field. Over the last five games Manhattan is averaging only 58.8 points.
Manhattan doesn’t really have a star player and their top scorer is Tykei Greene who is averaging 10.2 goals per game.
Monmouth is having a better season than Manhattan and they come into this game having won two of the last three games. In the last game against Rider, the defense struggled for the Hawks giving up 79 points and that led to a loss.
At home this season Manhattan is averaging 78.8 points while the defense is giving up 71. The defense has always been an issue for Monmouth, the question always is can the offense overcome it.
Monmouth is led by guard Deion Hammond who is averaging 16.1 points while shooting 40.8 percent from the floor.
The over is 6-2 in Manhattan’s last eight games as an underdog. The over is 9-2 in Monmouth’s last 11 games as a favorite. The over is 13-3 in Monmouth’s last 16 games on Sunday. The under is 7-2 in the last nine meetings between Manhattan and Monmouth. The underdog is 7-2 in the last nine meetings between Monmouth and Manhattan.
Manhattan’s offense is really struggling and their offense isn’t going to keep them in his game. Look for Monmouth to run up the score and that will be enough to cover the spread.