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Manhattan Jaspers vs Fairfield Stags in college hoops odds

Fairfield StagsManhattan Jaspers
3-9January 04, 2014, 07:00 | Draddy Gymnasium10-2

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Manhattan vs Fairfield battle Saturday at Draddy Gymnasium as the Jaspers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This season, the Jaspers are 10-2 overall and 5-5-2 ATS, while the Stags are 3-9 and 4-3 ATS. As for the totals, Manhattan boasts a 6-3 on the OU, and Fairfield is 3-4.

View Fairfield Stags vs Manhattan Jaspers Odds and Stats.

The Jaspers were listed as -13.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Jaspers - Stags odds would favor the Jaspers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Manhattan is rated No. 59 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Fairfield is at No. 252.

Fairfield lost its last outing, a 75-56 result against Marist on January 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. Sean Grennan scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Stags to a win (they lost 75-56 to Marist at McCann Field House on Thursday).

Last time out for Manhattan, they were a 74-62 winner as they battled Saint Peter's on the road. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. Manhattan got 28 points and 10 rebounds from George Beamon en route to a 74-62 victory over Saint Peter's on Thursday at Yanitelli Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Manhattan has the nation's No. 68-rated offensive output, at 77.5 PPG. The visiting Stags defense ranks No. 121 allowing on average 68.85 PPG. The Jaspers FG% has averaged 41.7% so far, more than the Stags marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.19% per game.

A few Stags at Jaspers trends to consider:
Fairfield is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
Fairfield is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Fairfield is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Manhattan
Fairfield is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Manhattan
Manhattan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Manhattan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Manhattan is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Manhattan is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Fairfield

Next up:
Fairfield at Saint Peter's, Wednesday, January 8th
Manhattan at Quinnipiac, Thursday, January 9th