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MAAC Tournament - Manhattan Jaspers battle vs Saint Peter's Peacocks highlights college basketball odds menu

Saint Peter's PeacocksManhattan Jaspers
14-16March 08, 2014, 06:30 | MassMutual Center22-7

Manhattan looks to cover the Jaspers-Peacocks pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 22-7 mark when they host Saint Peter's in college basketball wagering action.

Manhattan battles the Peacocks, currently sitting with a 14-16 mark (8-14-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 14-12 for the Jaspers and 8-16 for the Peacocks.

View Saint Peter's Peacocks vs Manhattan Jaspers Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Peacocks were listed as 10-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 44-ranked Jaspers and the No. 187-rated Peacocks in this matchup.

Saint Peter's won its last outing, a 65-62 result against Fairfield on March 6. They earned a push in that game as a 3-point favorite. Desi Washington scored 14 points leading the Peacocks to a 65-62 victory over Fairfield at MassMutual Center on Thursday.

Manhattan won its last outing, a 68-63 result against Canisius on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Manhattan earned a 68-63 victory over Canisius on Sunday, getting 21 points from George Beamon at Draddy Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Manhattan has the nation's No. 32-rated offensive output, at 77.45 PPG. The visiting Peacocks defense ranks No. 53 allowing on average 65.67 PPG. The Jaspers FG% has averaged 44.86% so far, more than the Peacocks marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.57% per game.

A few Peacocks at Jaspers trends to consider:
Saint Peter's is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Saint Peter's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Saint Peter's's last 13 games
Saint Peter's is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Manhattan
Manhattan is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Manhattan's last 5 games
Manhattan is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Saint Peter's
Manhattan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Saint Peter's