The Siena Saints (17-12, 11-8 MAAC) will be trying to stop a three-game losing streak when hosting the Manhattan Jaspers (11-16, 10-9 MAAC) on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at MVP Arena. It will air at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+.
Thursday’s matchup between the Saints and the Jaspers sees the Saints as a solid, 7-point favorite. The game’s over/under is 137.
Siena vs. Manhattan Odds
Point Spread for Siena vs. Manhattan
The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with bookmakers listing Siena as the favorite.
Siena vs. Manhattan Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Siena has -321 odds to pick up the win, while Manhattan is listed at +254 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 137 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Albany, New York
- Arena: MVP Arena
Siena vs. Manhattan Betting Trends
Siena has played 29 games, with 15 wins against the spread. The Saints have come away with 10 wins in the 16 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Siena’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 65.4% of the time (17 out of 26 games with a set point total).
Manhattan has played 26 games, with 17 wins, against the spread. The Jaspers have won 40.9% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (9-13). Manhattan’s games this year have gone over the total in 15 of 26 opportunities (57.7%).
Siena vs. Manhattan Key Players to Watch
Jackson Stormo is posting 13 points, 1.4 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game. Jared Billups puts up a team-best 6.8 rebounds per contest. In addition, he’s recording 8 points and 1.8 assists, shooting 32.8% from the field. Andrew Platek averages 11.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, shooting 47.6% from the field and 45.9% from beyond the arc with 2.3 made 3-pointers per contest.
Josh Roberts is the Jaspers’ top rebounder (9.7 per game), and he contributes 12.2 points and 0.5 assists. The Jaspers get 9.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game from Nick Brennen. Samir Stewart gives the Jaspers 12.8 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per contest. He also puts up 1.2 steals and 0 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Siena Saints
Siena has covered nine times in 18 matchups with a spread in conference action this season. On offense, the Saints are putting up 68.7 points per game (262nd-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing 66.9 points per contest on defense (89th-ranked). Siena ranks 156th in the nation with 32.1 rebounds per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 56th with 28.9 rebounds allowed per game.
The Saints are putting up 70.1 points per game this year at home, which is 2.3 more points than they’re averaging on the road (67.8). This year, Siena is sinking 6.6 treys per game (265th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 35% (145th-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Saints rank top-25 this year in three-pointers allowed, currently fifth-best in college basketball with 5 threes ceded per game. Meanwhile, they rank 129th with a 33% shooting percentage allowed from beyond the arc.
The Saints are 3-6-1 against the spread and 4-6 overall over their past 10 games. Five of Siena’s past 10 contests have gone over the total. Siena has been racking up 64.6 points per game in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little lower than the 68.7 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. Siena has been more stingy on defense lately, allowing 65.5 points per game over its past 10 outings compared to the 66.9 points per game its opponents are averaging over the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Manhattan Jaspers
Manhattan has won 12 games against the spread this season in conference play, while failing to cover six times. The Jaspers score 67.8 points per game and allow 70.8, making them 278th in college basketball offensively and 204th on defense. On the boards, Manhattan is 319th in the country in rebounds (28.9 per game). It is 309th in rebounds allowed (33.3 per game).
The Jaspers are putting up more points at home (68.5 per game) than away (66.8). Manhattan is 224th in the country in 3-pointers made (7 per game) and 190th in 3-point percentage (34.1%). Giving up 7.6 3-pointers per game and conceding 36% from beyond the arc, the Jaspers are 228th and 310th in the nation, respectively, in those categories.
The Jaspers are 7-3 against the spread and 5-5 overall over their past 10 contests. Manhattan has gone over the total in six of its last 10 contests. While Manhattan is posting 67.8 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that over its past 10 games, tallying 66.6 points per contest. Over their last 10 games, the Jaspers are allowing 68.8 points per contest, two fewer points than their season average (70.8).
Siena vs. Manhattan Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this game is Siena, and we project that Siena will cover the spread (Siena -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 137 points.
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