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Manhattan vs Providence Pick & Preview: Wednesday, December 7th Betting Odds
Jaspers vs Friars Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Manhattan Jaspers at Providence Friars
- Where: Providence at Amica Mutual Pavilion
- Date: Wednesday, December 7th
- Betting Odds: Manhattan +18, MANH +1370 | PROV -4230 O/U 137.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Providence, the Manhattan Jaspers will be taking the floor for the 8th time this season and have an overall record of 3-4. On the road, the Jaspers will be playing their 4th game of the season, having gone 1-3. So far, the Jaspers have been the underdog 5 times, going 2-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +18 underdogs on the spread.
Manhattan’s leading scorer this season is Anthony Nelson who is averaging 14.57 points per contest. So far, Nelson has accounted for 21.25% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.14 rebounds per game and 4.29 assists. Josh Roberts is the second leading scorer for the Jaspers, averaging 13.57 points per game. Between him and Roberts, they are accounting for 41.0% 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.
Providence heads into this matchup having played 9 games and have an overall record sitting at 6-3. So far this season, Providence has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-1. The Friars’ are sitting with a betting line that is -18 points in their favor. For the season, Providence has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 6-0.
Bryce Hopkins comes into today’s game as the Friars’ leading scorer at 14.56 points per contest. Not only has Hopkins been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Providence’s top rebounder at 8.56 boards per contest. Behind Hopkins, the team has benefited from the strong play of Devin Carter who is second on the team in scoring at 11.11 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.8% of his shots and is adding 4.44 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Providence this season, as they are currently ranked 179th in college basketball at 71.8 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 Friars’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.3%, placing them 225th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Manhattan Jaspers +18
If you’re deciding whether to down a bet vs the spread in this matchup, we recommend taking the Manhattan Jaspers to cover as +18 point underdogs. One thing that often causes problems for team’s who are heavy underdogs is when they are matched up against a team that can dictate the pace of play. However, both Manhattan and Providence come into today’s game near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Given that style of place won’t be an issue for the Jaspers and the fact that they have 5-0 vs the spread in their last 5 games as underdogs, we like them to cover the spread on the road.
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