Marist Red Foxes vs. Manhattan Jaspers ATS Prediction 02/26/20

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The Marist Red Foxes (7-18, 6-10 MAAC) will be at Draddy Gymnasium to clash with the Manhattan Jaspers (11-14, 7-9 MAAC) in a MAAC matchup. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

Marist Red Foxes vs. Manhattan Jaspers Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Jaspers lost a close one to the Canisius Golden Griffins, 57-56, while the Red Foxes won big over the Niagara Purple Eagles, 76-54.

The Red Foxes held the Purple Eagles to an offensive rebounding percentage of 9.1 (below their season average of 18.1) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.642 (above their season average of 0.450). Manhattan, on the other hand, held Canisius to an effective field goal percentage of 0.418 (below their season average of 0.492). Manhattan was lifted by Pauly Paulicap, who contributed 11 points and five rebounds. Matt Herasme, meanwhile was a key piece for Marist with 18 points, six rebounds and five assists.

In their first matchup this season, Tyler Sagl led the Red Foxes to a 75-73 win. He scored a game-high 23 points. Getting to the free throw line was one of Marist’s largest advantages. They had 45 free throw attempts, while Manhattan had just 26.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams clash. Manhattan currently ranks 280th in possessions per game (67.1) and Marist is 278th (67.2). Moreover, the Red Foxes rank 294th in turnover percentage (20.8 percent), while the Jaspers rank 35th in opponents’ turnover percentage (22.6 percent).

Marist Red Foxes vs. Manhattan Jaspers Free Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Manhattan, ATS Winner – Marist, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Manhattan ranks 21st in three pointers allowed per game (17.4) while Marist ranks 191st (22.7).
  • The Jaspers average 7.0 steals per game, which ranks 90th in the nation. The Red Foxes rank 123rd in steals allowed per game (6.4).
  • Marist averages 34.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 190th in the nation. Manhattan ranks 209th in rebounds allowed per game (36.7).
  • The Jaspers rank 126th in assists per game (13.3) while the Red Foxes rank 256th (10.5).
  • Marist ranks 12th in blocks allowed per game (2.2) while Manhattan ranks 102nd (3.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Red Foxes have scored an average of 66.4 points per game (5.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 63.0 points per game (2.6 below their season average).
  • The Jaspers’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.6, up from 1.3 for the season.