The Gaels and Jaspers are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Jaspers will host the game at Draddy Gymnasium in Riverdale, NY. Iona come into this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference matchup as the -7 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 145 points.

IONA GAELS VS MANHATTAN JASPERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Manhattan Jaspers +7

This game will be played at Draddy Gymnasium at 7:00 ET on Thursday, March 7th.

WHY BET THE MANHATTAN JASPERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Jaspers.
  • Not only will Manhattan pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Taking a Look at the Gaels Chances on the Road

Heading into tonight’s matchup with Manhattan, Iona is 14-15 overall and 9-9 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. The Gaels have been better at home this season, going 8-6 compared to 6-9 on the road.

For the year, Iona has been favored in 21 of its 29 games, going 13-8 in those contests. Over the team’s last 10 road games, the Gaels are 4-6.

When looking at Iona’s ATS record this season, they are currently 13-16. On the road, their ATS mark sits at 8-7. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Gaels are just 4-6 vs. the spread. Over their last three road games, Iona is 1-2 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record in Iona games is 12-16-1. The average scoring total in their games is 144 points, which is very close to the average over/under line in their games of 144.2. Today’s over/under line of 145 is close to the average OU line in their games, and 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

The Gaels’ offense finished with 71 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 72.5 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Greg Gordon who comes into today’s matchup averaging 15.9. Idan Tretout also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.9.

The Gaels’ defense is presently ranked 157th nationally, allowing an average of 71.5 points per contest. Iona’s three-point defense is currently 148th in the country at 7.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 46.1% of their shots vs. Iona.

Can the Jaspers Hold Strong at Home?

Manhattan has struggled all season long, and that has been especially true at home. The Jaspers are just 1-9 at home this season, and they come into today’s game on a nine-game losing streak at home.

Overall, Manhattan is just 6-21 on the season, and they are 3-15 in conference play. They have been the underdog in 22 of their 27 games, and they have gone 4-18 in those games.

Manhattan’s ATS record this season is 12-14, including a 4-6 mark at home. As the underdog, the Jaspers are 12-10 vs. the spread this year. In their last 10 games as the underdog, Manhattan is 7-3 ATS.

In Manhattan’s games this season, the over/under record is 14-12. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 143 points. Today’s over/under line of 145 is higher than the average OU line in their games (140.4). This season, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 130 points.

The Manhattan offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 57 points versus Saint Peter’s. During the game, they attempted 22 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 36.2%. The team’s top scorer is Shaquil Bender, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 13.5, while Seydou Traore also carries a PPG average of 11.8 into the game.

At present, the Jaspers’ defense is nationally ranked 292nd, allowing 77.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Saint Peter’s, the Peacocks finished with a field goal percentage of 52% and a total of 89 points vs. Manhattan.