The Manhattan Jaspers (4-3) will be at home in Draddy Gymnasium when they take on the Western Michigan Broncos (5-5). The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Western Michigan Broncos vs. Manhattan Jaspers Betting Odds
Both teams won a tight one over their last opponent. The Jaspers defeated the Fordham Rams 54-53, while the Broncos beat the Youngstown State Penguins 66-64.
Western Michigan dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a solid offensive rebounding percentage of 31.4 (above their season average of 26.0) and a turnover percentage of 11.3 (better than their season average of 13.9). Youngstown State recorded marks of 24.2 and 14.4, respectively, for those same stats. The Jaspers, meanwhile, held the Rams to an effective field goal percentage of 0.364 (below their season average of 0.469) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.1 (below the 32.0 mark opponents have averaged against Manhattan this season). Manhattan’s Pauly Paulicap had a good outing, finishing with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Brandon Johnson, meanwhile fueled Western Michigan with 19 points and 16 rebounds.
Ball security could play a key role in this contest. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, Western Michigan has committed the seventh-fewest miscues in the NCAA (turnover percentage of 20.2 percent), while the disruptive defense of Manhattan has forced the 27th-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 24.0 percent).
Western Michigan at Manhattan ATS Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Western Michigan, ATS Winner – Western Michigan, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- Manhattan ranks 83rd in rebounds allowed per game (33.6) while Western Michigan ranks 227th (36.0).
- The Broncos rank 37th in assists allowed per game (13.1) while the Jaspers rank 80th (11.8).
- The Jaspers rank 47th in three pointers allowed per game (19.4) while the Broncos rank 149th (23.4).
- Western Michigan ranks 28th in steals allowed per game (7.3) while Manhattan ranks 89th (6.2).