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Manhattan Jaspers Battle vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Highlights College Basketball Odds Menu

The Manhattan Jaspers will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Draddy Gymnasium on Thursday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Manhattan Jaspers betting line opened as -1-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Manhattan Jaspers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Manhattan Jaspers are 4-8 so far on the season, and 5-5 ATS vs the number. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels, meanwhile, are 6-7 and 6-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Manhattan go 6-4 and the Eastern Kentucky Colonels go 4-6 on betting totals.

The Jaspers - Colonels odds would favor the Colonels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Manhattan is rated No. 229 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Eastern Kentucky is at No. 203.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Manhattan has the nation's No. 203-rated offensive output, at 71.08 PPG. The visiting Eastern Kentucky Colonels defense ranks No. 242 allowing on average 80.62 PPG. The Jaspers FG% has averaged 42.15% so far, less than the Manhattan Colonels marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.58% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Colonels endured a 87-80 loss at the hands of the Spartans on Monday, despite a 23-point effort from Asante Gist at Echols Hall.

The Jaspers grabbed a 61-54 win over the Terriers on Tuesday, behind a 26-point effort from Zavier Turner at Peter Aquilone Court.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Kentucky is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Manhattan is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Manhattan is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Kentucky home to Virginia's-Wise, Wednesday, December 28th
Manhattan at Marist, Monday, January 2nd