steve_janus Posts:310 Followers:5
On 12/23/2011 12:54 PM in Cappers

NCAAB FREE PICK: Manhattan +7.5

Manhattan vs. George Mason, 12/23/2011 19:00
Point Spread: +7½/-105 Manhattan

If you haven't heard of Manhattan, its time to start taking notice. The Jaspers have covered the spread in six straight and nine of their last 10. While you might think it's time to fade them, I believe they are showing great value as a 7.5-point underdog against George Mason.

The Patriots have been hit or miss all season with a 7-4 record. They have lost two of their last three, including a 64-75 loss at home to Duquesne as a 4-point favorite.

Manhattan has already won more games than they did all of last season. They are currently 8-4. Last year they went just 6-25! The difference has been first year head coach Steve Masiello, who was a former assistant at Louisville.

Until this team starts getting some national recognition they are going to be a strong play against the spread, as no one likes to bet on a team they have never heard of.

Manhattan is 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 road games vs. a team with a winning home record, 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600, and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Colonial Athletic Association. BET THE JASPERS +7.5!

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