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Buffalo Bulls take on Jaspers in NCAA basketball test

Buffalo Manhattan
4-3December 31, 1969, 07:00 |8-2

Buffalo pays a visit to Manhattan on Saturday, hoping to send the Jaspers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Barclays Center.

Manhattan battles the Bulls, currently sitting with a 4-3 mark (1-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-2 for the Jaspers and 3-1 for the Bulls.

View Buffalo Bulls vs Manhattan Jaspers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Manhattan Jaspers as -5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Jaspers - Bulls odds would favor the Jaspers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Manhattan is rated No. 63 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Buffalo is at No. 185.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 69-55 loser as they battled Canisius at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Javon McCrea scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulls to a win (they lost 69-55 to Canisius at First Niagara Center on Wednesday).

Manhattan won its last outing, an 86-68 result against South Carolina on December 17. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. George Beamon went off for 26 points and added 5 rebounds, leading Manhattan over South Carolina, 86-68, on Tuesday at Colonial Life Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulls is ranked No. 115 in NCAA hoops at 37.14 per game. Contrast that with Manhattan’s No. 95 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Manhattan is the No. 119-ranked team in the country at 6.3 per game, while Buffalo rates No. 129 at 6.14 per game.

A few Bulls at Jaspers trends to consider:
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Manhattan is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Manhattan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Buffalo home to Binghamton, Monday, December 23rd
Manhattan at Saint Peter's, Thursday, January 2nd