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Saint Peter's Peacocks vs Manhattan Jaspers Preview

Manhattan JaspersSaint Peter's Peacocks
9-2January 02, 2014, 07:00 | Yanitelli Center4-7

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Manhattan when they take on the Saint Peter's Peacocks on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

This season, the Peacocks are 4-7 overall and 1-3-1 ATS, while the Jaspers are 9-2 and 4-5-2 ATS. As for the totals, Saint Peter's boasts a 2-3 on the OU, and Manhattan is 6-2.

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

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Jaspers were listed as -8-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 271-ranked Peacocks and the No. 59-rated Jaspers in this matchup.

Manhattan was an 84-81 winner in its last match at home against Buffalo. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. Manhattan earned an 84-81 victory over Buffalo on Saturday, getting 22 points from George Beamon at Barclays Center.

Saint Peter's won its last outing, a 67-59 result against Cornell on December 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point favorite. Marvin Dominique scored 26 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading Saint Peter's over Cornell, 67-59, on Saturday at Yanitelli Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Saint Peter's has the nation's No. 229-rated offensive output, at 66.18 PPG. The visiting Jaspers defense ranks No. 180 allowing on average 72.18 PPG. The Peacocks FG% has averaged 42.08% so far, more than the Jaspers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.77% per game.

A few Jaspers at Peacocks trends to consider:
Manhattan is 2-3-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Manhattan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Manhattan is 14-2-2 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Manhattan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Saint Peter's is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Saint Peter's is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Saint Peter's is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games at home
Saint Peter's is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Manhattan

Next up:
Manhattan home to Fairfield, Saturday, January 4th
Saint Peter's at Canisius, Saturday, January 4th