It will be a battle between MAAC opponents when the Saint Peter’s Peacocks (8-10, 5-4 MAAC) welcome the Manhattan Jaspers (8-9, 4-4 MAAC) to the Yanitelli Center. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, January 31, 2020.
Manhattan Jaspers vs. Saint Peter’s Peacocks Betting Prediction
The Jaspers are trying to rebound after their 67-63 loss to the Rider Broncs in their last matchup. One of Rider’s biggest strengths was getting to the charity stripe. They made 28 trips to the line, while Manhattan went 22 times. Pauly Paulicap was Manhattan’s high scorer with 18 points on 5-for-10 shooting.
The last time the Peacocks were in action, they edged the Monmouth Hawks, 66-63. The Peacocks had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.388 (above their season average of 0.242) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (30.3 vs. 24.4). With 10 points, Saint Peter’s’ Daryl Banks III played well.
This has potential to be an error-filled game for the offense of Saint Peter’s. Saint Peter’s ranks 352nd in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 25.5 percent), while the gambling defense of Manhattan forces the 44th-most turnovers in the country (22.8 percent).
After the Jaspers won both contests against the Peacocks last season, these teams will go head-to-head for the first time this year. In the most recent contest, Manhattan won 64-50. Manhattan had a much better turnover percentage (16.9 vs. 29.0). Saint Peter’s, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (41.4 vs. 21.9).
Manhattan Jaspers at Saint Peter’s Peacocks Betting Pick
Free Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Saint Peter’s, O/U – Under
Saint Peter’s ranks 66th in rebounds allowed per game (32.9) while Manhattan ranks 242nd (38.2).
The Jaspers rank 84th in three pointers attempted per game (23.9) while the Peacocks rank 228th (18.9).
Manhattan ranks 107th in assists per game (13.8) while Saint Peter’s ranks 246th (10.5).
The Jaspers rank 46th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while the Peacocks rank 162nd (5.0).
Manhattan averages 7.2 steals per game, which ranks 81st in the country. Saint Peter’s ranks 187th in steals allowed per game (8.1).
The Jaspers have outscored opponents by an average of 2.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Manhattan has lost by an average of 1.1 points.
During their last five games, the Peacocks have scored an average of 62.4 points per game (1.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 59.6 points per game (1.7 below their season average).