Check out our free Siena vs Manhattan pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Riverdale. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Siena vs Manhattan Pick & Preview: Friday, February 3rd Betting Odds
Saints vs Jaspers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Siena Saints at Manhattan Jaspers
- Where: Riverdale at Draddy Gymnasium
- Date: Friday, February 3rd
- Betting Odds: Siena -5, SIENA -225 | MANH +180 O/U 135.0
Siena will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 15-7. So far, the Saints have played 13 games on the road, with a record of 8-5. This season, Siena has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 8-3. For today’s contest, Siena has a betting line set -5 points in their favor.
Siena’s leading scorer this season is Jackson Stormo, who is averaging 13.81 points per contest. So far, Stormo has accounted for 18.86% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.38 rebounds per game and 1.14 assists. Javian McCollum is the second leading scorer for the Saints, averaging 15.83 points per game. Between him and McCollum, they are accounting for 37.4% of the team’s scoring.
Coming into today’s game, Siena will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Saints are ranked 350th at 66.3 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 513th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Siena is close to the NCAA average at 35.6%.
Manhattan heads into this matchup having played 20 games and have an overall record sitting at 7-13. Currently, the Jaspers have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 3-6. So far, the Jaspers have been the underdog 16 times, going 6-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5 underdogs on the spread.
Manhattan’s leading scorer this season is Anthony Nelson, who is averaging 15.25 points per contest. So far, Nelson has accounted for 22.26% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.65 rebounds per game and 4.65 assists. Josh Roberts is the second leading scorer for the Jaspers, averaging 12.59 points per game. Between him and Roberts, they are accounting for 37.9% 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 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Manhattan Jaspers +5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Siena as the favorites with a line coming in at -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 Siena at 6.76 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 Saints.