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Siena Saints visit Manhattan Jaspers in college basketball clash

Siena SaintsManhattan Jaspers
7-10January 16, 2014, 07:00 | Draddy Gymnasium12-3

The Manhattan Jaspers hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Siena Saints pay a visit to Draddy Gymnasium on the college basketball betting menu.

The Saints will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 9-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Jaspers are 6-7-2 ATS. Siena is 4-11 against the total, while Manhattan is 9-3 versus the number.

View Siena Saints vs Manhattan Jaspers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Jaspers installed as -10-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 45-rated Jaspers and the No. 152-ranked Saints, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Siena was an 87-78 loser at home against Iona. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Evan Hymes scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Saints to a win (they lost 87-78 to Iona at Times Union Center on Sunday).

Manhattan won its last outing, an 86-79 result against Marist on January 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 13-point favorite. The Jaspers used a 33-point performance from Michael Alvarado to help Manhattan smack Marist 86-79 on Sunday at Draddy Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Manhattan's No. 46-ranked scoring average of 78.33 PPG, against a Saints defense rated No. 184 and allowing 72.35 PPG. The Jaspers FG% has averaged 43.3% to date this season, more than the Saints shooters have managed so far (42.78% per game).

A few Saints at Jaspers trends to consider:
Siena is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Siena is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Siena is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Siena's last 5 games on the road
Manhattan is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Manhattan is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Manhattan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Manhattan is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games when playing Siena

Next up:
Siena at Iona, Sunday, January 19th
Manhattan at Fairfield, Saturday, January 18th