Monmouth Hawks vs. Manhattan Jaspers Free Prediction 01/18/20

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The Monmouth Hawks (9-7, 3-2 MAAC) will be at Draddy Gymnasium to square off against the Manhattan Jaspers (8-6, 4-1 MAAC) in a MAAC matchup. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Monmouth Hawks vs. Manhattan Jaspers Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Jaspers defeated the Quinnipiac Bobcats 69-57, while the Hawks beat the Marist Red Foxes 74-66.

The Hawks had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.463 (above their season average of 0.230) and held the Red Foxes to an effective field goal percentage of 0.412 (below the 0.493 mark opponents have averaged against Monmouth this season). The Jaspers, meanwhile, had a fantastically low turnover percentage of 7.1 (better than their season average of 18.2) and held the Bobcats to an offensive rebounding percentage of 16.7 (below their season average of 28.5). Manhattan was lifted by Samir Stewart, who contributed 20 points. Marcus McClary was a key piece for Monmouth with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

The Hawks dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the most recent contest, Monmouth won 62-54. Monmouth had a much better free throw rate (0.267 vs. 0.148). Manhattan, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (10.5 vs. 21.9). This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

Looking at effective field goal percentage, Manhattan figures to have a noteworthy edge. The Jaspers defense ranks 91st in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.464), while the Monmouth offense is ranked 306th in effective field goal percentage (0.468).

Monmouth Hawks vs. Manhattan Jaspers Free Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Monmouth ranks 35th in steals per game (8.5) while Manhattan ranks 116th in steals allowed per game (6.6).
  • The Jaspers average 23.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 93rd in the nation. The Hawks rank 97th in three pointers allowed per game (20.8).
  • The Jaspers average 34.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 183rd in the country. The Hawks rank 249th in rebounds allowed per game (38.7).
  • Manhattan ranks 40th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Monmouth ranks 66th (3.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Hawks have outscored opponents by an average of 4.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Monmouth has been defeated by an average of 2.1 points.
  • During their last five games, the Jaspers have scored an average of 69.6 points per game (6.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 64.6 points per game (0.7 above their season average).