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Manhattan JaspersRider Broncs
Dec 2, 7:00 PM | Alumni Gymnasium

Manhattan Jaspers vs Rider Broncs Odds

3-4TEAM RECORD1-6

Rider looks to cover the Broncs-Jaspers pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 1-6 mark when they host Manhattan in college basketball action.

Rider battles the Jaspers, currently sitting with a 3-4 mark (4-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-0-1 for the Broncs and 4-2 for the Jaspers.

View Manhattan vs Rider Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 5.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 234-rated Manhattan taking on the No. 339-rated Broncs in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 65-59 win for the Jaspers on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Jaspers is ranked No. 131 in NCAA hoops at 36.9 per game. Contrast that with Rider’s No. 335 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rider is the No. 57-ranked team in the country at 7.9 per game, while Manhattan rates No. 97 at 7.1 per game.

Defensively, Manhattan features the nation's No. 333-rated defense on the road, allowing 85.2 points per game. Rider, meanwhile, comes in at No. 223 nationally in scoring at home.

Manhattan lost its last outing, a 75-72 result against Pennsylvania on November 29. They covered in that game as a 9-point underdog. George Beamon scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Jaspers to a win (they lost 75-72 to Pennsylvania at The Palestra on Tuesday).

Last time out for Rider, they were an 82-70 loser as they battled La Salle on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. Rider got 24 points from Jeff Jones but lost anyway, 82-70, to La Salle on Saturday at The Palestra.

Manhattan Jaspers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Saint Peter's are 1-9
After playing Pennsylvania are 1-1
After a loss are 4-6

Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Marist are 6-4
After playing La Salle are 3-0
After a loss are 4-6

A few Jaspers at Broncs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Manhattan's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Manhattan's last 5 games when playing on the road against Rider
Manhattan is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Manhattan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Rider
Rider is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Manhattan
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rider's last 5 games when playing at home against Manhattan
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Rider's last 10 games when playing Manhattan
Rider is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Manhattan

Next up:
Manhattan home to Saint Peter's, Sunday, December 4
Rider at Marist, Sunday, December 4

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