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Broncs open as college hoops underdog vs Jaspers

Rider BroncsManhattan Jaspers
8-7January 24, 2014, 07:00 | Draddy Gymnasium13-4

The Manhattan Jaspers will be trying to slam the Rider Broncs on Friday when the teams tip off at Draddy Gymnasium in college betting action.

Manhattan will face the 9-8 Broncs, who own a 6-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Jaspers are 10-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Broncs are 11-2 favoring the OVER.

View Rider Broncs vs Manhattan Jaspers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Manhattan sat as -11-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Jaspers - Broncs odds would favor the Jaspers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Manhattan is rated No. 27 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rider is at No. 133.

Rider was a 66-56 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Marist. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Rider earned a 66-56 victory over Marist on Saturday, getting 23 points from Anthony Myles at McCann Field House.

Last time out for Manhattan, they were a 71-67 loser as they battled Fairfield on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. The Jaspers got 20 points from Michael Alvarado, but it was Fairfield that prevailed in a 71-67 final on Saturday at Webster Bank Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Manhattan's No. 35-ranked offense, averaging 78.35 PPG, against a Broncs defense that ranks No. 248 at 78.88 PPG. The Jaspers field goal percentage has averaged 43.04% so far, less than the Broncs marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.38% per game.

A few Broncs at Jaspers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rider's last 6 games
Rider is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rider's last 7 games on the road
Rider is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Manhattan
Manhattan is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Manhattan's last 5 games
Manhattan is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Manhattan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Rider home to Monmouth, Sunday, January 26th
Manhattan at Quinnipiac, Sunday, January 26th