Manhattan vs Mount St. Mary’s Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The Manhattan Jaspers (12-16, 10-9 MAAC) battle the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (11-19, 7-12 MAAC) at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday in MAAC play. The matchup airs on ESPN3.

The Jaspers take on the Mountaineers in a game that Manhattan is currently a slim favorite by 2 points. The over/under is 132.5 points for the matchup.

Manhattan vs. Mount St. Mary’s Odds

Point Spread for Manhattan vs. Mount St. Mary’s

The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with sportsbooks listing Manhattan as the favorite.

Manhattan vs. Mount St. Mary’s Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Manhattan has -132 odds to pick up the win, while Mount St. Mary’s is listed at +110 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 132.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN3
  • Location: Riverdale, New York
  • Arena: Draddy Gymnasium

Manhattan vs. Mount St. Mary’s Betting Trends

Manhattan has 18 wins against the spread in 27 games this season. The Jaspers have been favorites in four games this season and have come away with the win one time (25%) in those contests. Manhattan has gone over the point total in 51.7% of its opportunities this year (15 times over 29 games with a set point total).

In Mount St. Mary’s 29 games this year, it has 11 wins against the spread. The Mountaineers have compiled a 6-13 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 31.6% of those games). Mount St. Mary’s games this season have gone over the total in 15 of 29 opportunities (51.7%).

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Manhattan vs. Mount St. Mary’s Key Players to Watch


Josh Roberts paces the Jaspers at 9.6 rebounds per game, while also putting up 0.5 assists and 12.2 points. Nick Brennen is putting up 9.1 points, 1.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds per contest. Samir Stewart posts 12.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Defensively, he delivers 1.2 steals and 0 blocked shots.

Mount St. Mary’s

Dakota Leffew gets the Mountaineers 12.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He also posts 1.3 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. George Tinsley is posting a team-high 6 rebounds per contest. And he is producing 7.2 points and 1.3 assists, making 41.1% of his shots from the floor. Malik Jefferson is posting 8.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, making 52.6% of his shots from the field.

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What you need to know about the Manhattan Jaspers

A total of nine out of Manhattan’s 19 MAAC games this season have hit the over. The Jaspers are posting 67.8 points per game (280th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while surrendering 70.6 points per contest (196th-ranked). With 28.9 boards per game, Manhattan is 315th in the nation. It allows 32.9 rebounds per contest, which ranks 297th in college basketball.

In home games, the Jaspers are scoring 1.7 more points per game (68.5) than they are on the road (66.8). Manhattan is making 7 three-pointers per game (222nd-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 34.3% shooting percentage (180th-ranked) from beyond the arc. This year, the Jaspers are ceding 7.6 threes per game (228th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 35.9% (304th-ranked) from downtown.

The Jaspers have a 7-3 record against the spread while finishing 6-4 overall over their past 10 games. Manhattan has hit the over in six of its past 10 outings. Manhattan’s offense has been worse over its last 10 games, racking up 66.8 points a contest compared to the 67.8 it has averaged this season. Manhattan’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (68.7) is 1.9 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (70.6).

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What you need to know about the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers

Mount St. Mary’s has covered six times in 19 matchups with a spread in conference play this season. Offensively, the Mountaineers are the 16th-worst squad in the country (63.5 points per game). On defense, they are 84th (66.8 points conceded per game). On the boards, Mount St. Mary’s is 293rd in the country in rebounds (29.6 per game). It is 201st in rebounds conceded (31.5 per game).

In 2022-23 the Mountaineers are averaging 3.7 fewer points per game at home (61.6) than on the road (65.3). Mount St. Mary’s makes 6.6 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.5% from beyond the arc, ranking 264th and 107th, respectively, in the country. The Mountaineers give up 6.9 3-pointers per game and concede 33.6% from beyond the arc, ranking 139th and 167th, respectively, in college basketball.

The Mountaineers have a 3-6-1 record against the spread while finishing 4-6 overall in their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Mount St. Mary’s has hit the over seven times. Mount St. Mary’s has played better offensively in its previous 10 games, putting up 66.5 points per contest, three more than its season average of 63.5. Over their last 10 games, the Mountaineers are giving up 71.8 points per contest, five more points than their season average (66.8).

Manhattan vs. Mount St. Mary’s Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Manhattan, and we project that Mount St. Mary’s will cover the spread (Manhattan -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 132.5 points.

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How to bet Manhattan vs. Mount St. Mary’s

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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