Manhattan Jaspers vs. Connecticut Huskies Betting


A six-game home winning streak is on the line for the Connecticut Huskies (7-3) when they square off against the Manhattan Jaspers (2-7) at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018, and can be seen on ESPN 3.

Manhattan Jaspers at Connecticut Huskies Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Huskies were victorious over the Morehead State Eagles, 80-70, while the Jaspers fell to the Elon Phoenix, 62-56.

Connecticut played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 15.4 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.8. For those same stats, Morehead State was 19.9 and 32.5, respectively. Manhattan, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (14.8 vs. 25.4). Josh Carlton played well for Connecticut, recording 17 points and eight rebounds. Thomas Capuano played a key role for Manhattan with 10 points and eight rebounds.

Jalen Adams and Alterique Gilbert have played at a high level over the last five games for Connecticut. Adams has averaged 0 points, while Gilbert has put up 0 points a game during that span.

This game should be a showdown of conflicting paces. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, Connecticut has preferred to play quickly (35th in possessions per game), while Manhattan has been more methodical (345th in possessions per game). It could also be a mistake-prone game for the Jaspers’ offense, which ranks 351st in ball security (turnover percentage of 23.4 percent). They’ll be going up against the top-notch defense of the Huskies, which has forced the 57th-most turnovers in the nation (19.4 percent).

Manhattan at Connecticut Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Connecticut, ATS Winner – Manhattan, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Connecticut ranks 42nd in rebounds per game (35.6) while Manhattan ranks 260th (33.0).
  • The Huskies rank 39th in steals per game (6.4) while the Jaspers rank 133rd in steals allowed per game (7.5).
  • Manhattan ranks 31st in three pointers allowed per game (19.8) while Connecticut ranks 89th (23.9).
  • The Huskies rank 25th in blocks per game (4.0) while the Jaspers rank 204th (3.4).
  • Connecticut ranks 88th in assists per game (11.5) while Manhattan ranks 251st (13.2).