Marist Manhattan Betting Preview
Manhattan Jaspers vs Marist Red Foxes Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Marist vs Manhattan battle Friday at McCann Field House as the Red Foxes look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Marist will face the 2-4 Jaspers, who own a 3-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Red Foxes are 0-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Jaspers are 1-1 favoring the OVER.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Marist sat as 2.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Red Foxes, most recently No. 230 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Jaspers, who rate No. 254 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 51-49 victory for the Jaspers.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Marist has the nation's No. 340-rated offensive output, at 54.1 PPG. The visiting Jaspers defense ranks No. 204 allowing on average 67.5 PPG. The Red Foxes FG% has averaged 36.1% so far, less than the Jaspers marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.9% per game.
Defensively, Manhattan features the nation's No. 174-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. Marist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 343 nationally in scoring at home.
Manhattan was a 67-55 loser in their most recent outing on the road against George Washington. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. RaShawn Stores scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Jaspers to a win (they lost 67-55 to George Washington at Verizon Center on Sunday).
Marist lost its last outing, a 91-57 result against Army on December 4. Marist was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Army and falling by a 91-57 score at Christl Arena.
Manhattan Jaspers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Siena are 5-5
After playing George Washington are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4
Marist Red Foxes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Canisius are 3-7
After playing Army are 3-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Jaspers at Red Foxes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Manhattan's last 8 games when playing on the road against Marist
Manhattan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Manhattan is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Marist
Manhattan is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Marist's last 5 games when playing Manhattan
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Marist's last 8 games when playing at home against Manhattan
Marist is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
Marist is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Manhattan
Manhattan home to Siena, Sunday, December 9
Marist home to Canisius, Sunday, December 9