Betting on today’s Stags and Jaspers game? Catch the action at Draddy Gymnasium in Riverdale, NY, as the Jaspers hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Stags are favored in this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 147.5 points.

FAIRFIELD STAGS VS MANHATTAN JASPERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Manhattan Jaspers +7.5

This game will be played at Draddy Gymnasium at 2:00 ET on Sunday, January 21st.

WHY BET THE MANHATTAN JASPERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Jaspers.
  • Not only will Manhattan pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Stags?

With a record of 11-7, the Fairfield Stags have been solid this season. They have been even better in conference play, going 5-2 compared to 6-5 in non-conference games. On the road, the Stags are 6-5 this season, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games away from home.

Over the past five games, Fairfield is 4-1, and they are coming off a 76-67 win over Saint Peter’s. So far this season, the Stags have been favored in eight of their 18 games, going 6-2 in those contests. For the year, Fairfield’s average scoring margin on the road is +1.2.

As the favorite this season, Fairfield has gone 5-3 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-5, including a 2-1 record in their last three road games.

This season, the over/under record in Fairfield games is 13-4. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 147.9 points, which is higher than the average OU line of 142.5. Today’s OU line is set at 147.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 153 points.

In their previous game, the Stags’ offense finished with 76 points, which is right in line with their current average of 76.3 points per contest. Leading Fairfield in scoring vs. Saint Peter’s was Jalen Leach with his 29 points. Brycen Goodine also added 16 points for the Stags.

On the defensive side, Fairfield is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.1 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Fairfield’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.8% this season.

Does Manhattan Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Manhattan will be looking to snap an eight-game losing streak when they take on Fairfield. So far this season, the Jaspers have gone 4-11, including a 1-4 mark at home.

As the underdog, Manhattan has gone 3-9 this season. They have been the underdog in 12 of their 15 games, going 0-2 as the favorite.

Manhattan has struggled against the spread this season, going just 5-9. They have an even worse mark vs. the spread when playing at home, going 1-4. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Jaspers are just 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Manhattan’s games this season (138.6). On the year, their over/under record is 7-7. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points, which is lower than the season average of 140.6. In their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2.

In their latest game, Manhattan offense put up 68 points against Saint Peter’s. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 42.9% and made 7 threes. Offensively, the Jaspers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 39%, placing them 386th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 357th in terms of percentage and 207th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Jaspers’ defense is nationally ranked 248th, allowing 76.3 points per game. So far, the Manhattan defense is giving up an average of 9.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.9 times per game (647th).