Manhattan at Fairfield: 3/9/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Fairfield Stags (7-16) vs Manhattan Jaspers (7-12)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Boardwalk Hall)
Betting Odds: Fairfield Stags +1 -- Over/Under: 127.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Manhattan Jaspers and Fairfield Stags face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall.
These two teams faced off twice this year, and each team was able to come away with one of the wins.
The Manhattan Jaspers comes into this game with a 7-12 record overall and coming into this game they have lost three of their last four games. In the last game against Fairfield, the defense really struggled giving up 85 points and that led to an 18 point defeat. Manhattan on the season is averaging 63.7 points per game while their defense is giving up 67.7 points per game. Manhattan is only shooting 38 percent from the field and 27.1 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Anthony Nelson has been the best player for Manhattan averaging 13.3 points while shooting 37.9 percent from the field and 29.7 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Fairfield Stags who sit with a 7-16 record overall and over their last three games they have won two games. The one loss during that stretch was against Manhattan and they lost by ten points. Fairfield on the season is averaging 62 points per game while their defense is giving up 68.5 points per game. Fairfield on the season is shooting 40.1 percent from the field and 31.3 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Taj Benning has been the best player for Fairfield averaging 12 points while shooting 41.2 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from behind the three point line.
The under is 13-5 in Manhattan’s last 18 games played on Tuesday. The under is 12-2 in Fairfield’s last 14 games played on Tuesday. The under is 25-9-1 in Fairfield’s last 35 neutral site games. The under is 48-21 in Fairfield’s last 69 games overall.
I expect both teams are going to struggle to score in this game and that is going to lead to this game staying well under the total. Back the under to cash.