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Manhattan Jaspers vs Columbia Lions Betting Matchup Report

Columbia LionsManhattan Jaspers
Nov 26, 2:00 PM | Draddy Gymnasium

Columbia Lions vs Manhattan Jaspers Odds


Manhattan will look to improve on its 3-2 record on Saturday when they host Columbia in NCAAB odds action at Draddy Gymnasium.

The Lions will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Jaspers are 3-1 ATS. Columbia is 0-2 against the total, while Manhattan is 3-1 versus the number.

View Columbia vs Manhattan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Manhattan opened as 4.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 128-ranked Jaspers and the No. 150-rated Lions in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 62-56 win for the Jaspers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Manhattan has the nation's No. 185-rated offensive output, at 68.6 PPG. The visiting Lions defense ranks No. 167 allowing on average 66.2 PPG. The Jaspers FG% has averaged 38.5% so far, more than the Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 37.1% per game.

Defensively, Columbia features the nation's No. 145-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. Manhattan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 313 nationally in scoring at home.

Columbia was a 67-53 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Stony Brook. The Lions endured a 67-53 loss at the hands of the Seawolves on Tuesday, despite a 23-point effort from Brian Barbour at Stony Brook Sports Complex.

Last time out for Manhattan, they were a 91-86 loser as they battled Colorado State on the road. They covered in the match as a 14-point underdog. Manhattan suffered a 91-86 loss against Colorado State on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Michael Alvarado in a losing effort at Moby Arena.

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Stony Brook are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

Manhattan Jaspers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Pennsylvania are 2-0
After a loss are 4-6

A few Lions at Jaspers trends to consider:
Columbia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Manhattan is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Manhattan is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
Columbia home to Swarthmore, Monday, November 28
Manhattan at Pennsylvania, Tuesday, November 29