Check out our free Manhattan vs Marist pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Poughkeepsie. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Manhattan vs Marist Pick & Preview: Monday, December 19th Betting Odds
Jaspers vs Red Foxes Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Manhattan Jaspers at Marist Red Foxes
- Where: Poughkeepsie at McCann Center
- Date: Monday, December 19th
- Betting Odds: Manhattan +4.5, MANH +164 | MARIST -203 O/U 130.5
Manhattan will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Marist in order to snap their current 4 game losing streak. So far, the Jaspers have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 1-4. For the season, Manhattan has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 2-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Jaspers being +4.5 point underdogs.
Manhattan’s leading scorer this season is Anthony Nelson who is averaging 14.1 points per contest. So far, Nelson has accounted for 20.06% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.2 rebounds per game and 3.9 assists. Josh Roberts is the second leading scorer for the Jaspers, averaging 12.62 points per game. Between him and Roberts, they are accounting for 34.4% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Manhattan this season, as they are currently ranked 210th in college basketball at 70.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Jaspers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.7%, placing them 438th in the NCAA.
Red Foxes Preview:
The Marist Red Foxes head into today’s game in what will be their 10th game of the season, posting a record of 4-5. So far this season, Marist has played 5 games at home, sitting with a record of 2-3. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Red Foxes as the -4.5 point favorites. The Red Foxes have been favored 4 times, going 3-1 straight up.
Patrick Gardner comes into today’s game as the Red Foxes’ leading scorer at 17.56 points per contest. Not only has Gardner been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Marist’s top rebounder at 7.89 boards per contest. Behind Gardner, the team has benefited from the strong play of Noah Harris who is second on the team in scoring at 9.0 points per game. Overall, he has hit 27.1% of his shots and is adding 1.89 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Marist this season, as they are currently ranked 277th in college basketball at 68.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Red Foxes’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.4%, placing them 219th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Manhattan Jaspers +4.5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Marist as the favorites with a line coming in at -4.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Manhattan Jaspers to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Marist at 7.5 made 3’s per game compared to Manhattan at 5.63. Look for Manhattan to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Red Foxes.