Check out our free Manhattan vs Mount St. Mary’s pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Emmitsburg. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Manhattan vs Mount St. Mary’s Pick & Preview: Friday, January 13th Betting Odds

Jaspers vs Mountaineers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Manhattan Jaspers at Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers
  • Where: Emmitsburg at Knott Arena
  • Date: Friday, January 13th
  • Betting Odds: Manhattan +6.5, MANH +233 | MSTM -296 O/U 129.5

Jaspers Preview:

The Manhattan Jaspers head into today’s game in what will be their 16th game of the season, posting a record of 5-10. On the road, the Jaspers will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 2-5. So far, the Jaspers have been the underdog 11 times, going 4-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.

Manhattan’s leading scorer this season is Anthony Nelson, who is averaging 15.2 points per contest. So far, Nelson has accounted for 22.27% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.33 rebounds per game and 3.8 assists. Samir Stewart is the second leading scorer for the Jaspers, averaging 14.9 points per game. Between him and Stewart, they are accounting for 36.8% of the team’s scoring.

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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 they 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.

Mountaineers Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Manhattan, the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers will be taking the floor for the 17th time this season and have an overall record of 6-10. So far this season, Mount St. Mary’s has played 5 games at home, sitting with a record of 2-3. The Mountaineers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, Mount St. Mary’s has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 1-4.

Mount St. Mary’s’ leading scorer this season is Jalen Benjamin, who is averaging 15.0 points per contest. So far, Benjamin has accounted for 22.12% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.4 rebounds per game and 4.13 assists. Dakota Leffew is the second leading scorer for the Mountaineers, averaging 13.07 points per game. Between him and Leffew, they are accounting for 40.1% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Mount St. Mary’s this season, as they are currently ranked 354th in college basketball at 66.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Mountaineers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.4%, placing them 220th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers -6.5

For this matchup, our college basketball betting model points to their being value in taking the Mount St. Mary’s on the spread as -6.5 point favorites over the Manhattan Jaspers. Not only do we see the team continuing to perform well vs the spread at home, as the school is 6-4 vs the spread (last 10), they are due to shut down a Manhattan unit that struggles with their outside shooting. Look for a good defensive effort to be the key reason that the Mountaineers take care of business and cover as -6.5 point favorites.

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