The Elon Phoenix (2-3) will be at home in the Schar Center when they take on the Manhattan Jaspers (2-1). Action begins at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
Manhattan Jaspers at Elon Phoenix ATS Preview
In the Jaspers’ last matchup, they were beaten by the Samford Bulldogs, 70-57. Manhattan’s Christian Hinckson had 12 points and eight rebounds in the game. Samford did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (21-27; 77.8 percent). Manhattan, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (36.6 vs. 31.0).
The Phoenix are hoping for a better outcome after their 75-61 loss to the No. 5 North Carolina Tar Heels in their last matchup. With 18 points and seven rebounds, Elon’s Hunter Woods played well. North Carolina won the rebounding battle. The Tar Heels had 18 offensive rebounds and 56 total rebounds, while the Phoenix had five and 25, respectively.
This has potential to be an error-filled game for the offense of Elon. Since last season, Elon ranks 139th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 18.2 percent), while the gambling defense of Manhattan has forced the 11th-most turnovers in the nation (24.0 percent).
The Phoenix won the only contest against the Jaspers last season, 62-56. Elon had a much better free throw rate (0.267 vs. 0.077). Manhattan, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (14.8 vs. 25.4).
Manhattan Jaspers at Elon Phoenix ATS Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Elon, ATS Winner – Manhattan, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
Elon ranks seventh in three pointers attempted per game (29.2) while Manhattan ranks 219th (21.0).