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Manhattan Jaspers face Marist Red Foxes: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Manhattan JaspersMarist Red Foxes
4-2December 06, 2013, 07:00 | McCann Field House0-8

The Marist Red Foxes will be trying to slam the Manhattan Jaspers on Friday when the teams tip off at McCann Field House in college betting action.

Marist will face the 4-2 Jaspers, who own a 2-3-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Red Foxes are 1-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Jaspers are 3-0 favoring the OVER.

View Manhattan Jaspers vs Marist Red Foxes Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -9.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 298-rated Red Foxes and the No. 57-ranked Jaspers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Manhattan won its last outing, a 66-59 result against Hofstra on November 30. They earned a push in that game as a 7-point favorite. Manhattan earned a 66-59 victory over Hofstra on Saturday, getting 23 points from Michael Alvarado at Hofstra Arena.

Marist lost its last outing, an 83-74 result against Iona on December 4. They covered in that game as a 17-point underdog. Marist suffered an 83-74 loss against Iona on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Chavaughn Lewis in a losing effort at Hynes Athletics Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Marist has the nation's No. 253-rated offensive output, at 58.38 PPG. The visiting Jaspers defense ranks No. 196 allowing on average 74.67 PPG. The Red Foxes FG% has averaged 35.21% so far, less than the Jaspers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.38% per game.

A few Jaspers at Red Foxes trends to consider:
Manhattan is 11-4-1 ATS in its last 16 games
Manhattan is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Manhattan is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Manhattan is 12-2-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Marist is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Marist is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Marist is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marist's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Manhattan home to Monmouth, Sunday, December 8th
Marist at College of Charleston, Sunday, December 15th