Manhattan at Fairfield: 2/16/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Fairfield Stags (12-13) vs Manhattan Jaspers (12-11)
Game Info: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm (Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard)
Betting Odds: Fairfield Stags -7 -- Over/Under: 139 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Manhattan Jaspers and Fairfield Stags face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Webster Bank Arena. When these two teams faced in March of 2021 it was Fairfield that won 59-58.
Manhattan comes into this game with a 12-11 record overall and they have gone 10-11-1 against the spread. In the last game against Quinnipiac, the offense was elite scoring 83 points and that led to the 17 point victory. Manhattan is averaging 72.1 points while their defense is giving up 72.6 points per game. Forward Jose Perez has been the top player for Manhattan averaging 19.2 points while shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 30.2 percent from behind the three point line. Ant Nelson has also been good, averaging 10.4 points while shooting 42.4 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Fairfield Stags who sit with a 12-13 record and they have gone 14-10 against the spread. In the last game against Canisius the offense put up 80 points and that led to the victory. Fairfield is averaging 69.9 points while their defense is giving up 66.1 points per game. Taj Benning has been the top player for Fairfield averaging 11.3 points while shooting 39.8 percent from the field. There are three different players that are averaging at least 10 points per game.
Fairfield is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games played on Wednesday. Manhattan is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games played on Wednesday. The over is 4-0 in Manhattan’s last four road games. The over is 8-2 in Manhattan’s last 10 games following an against the spread win. The over is 8-2 in the Jaspers last 10 games following a straight up win.
Manhattan’s biggest weakness this season has been the defense, and that is going to let them down again in this game. Manhattan is giving up 72.6 points per game, and Fairfield is going to run up the score against them and that will be the difference, and Fairfield gets the job done. Back Fairfield to cover the spread.
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