Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Jaspers and Gaels. The game is starting at 7:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Gaels at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference contest is set at 137 points, with Iona being favored by -7.5 at home against Manhattan.

MANHATTAN JASPERS VS IONA GAELS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Manhattan Jaspers +7.5

This game will be played at Boardwalk Hall at 7:30 ET on Tuesday, March 12th.

WHY BET THE MANHATTAN JASPERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Gaels.
  • Even though we have Iona winning straight-up, we like Manhattan at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will the Jaspers Defense Show Up on the Road?

Manhattan enters this game with a 7-22 record, including a 4-15 mark in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. They are 4-12 on the road this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -12.7 points per game.

As an underdog, the Jaspers are 5-18 this season. Their record as an underdog is significantly better than their record as a favorite, as they are just 1-3 when favored. In their last game, Manhattan defeated Iona by a score of 77-60.

As the underdog this season, Manhattan has an ATS record of 13-10. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Jaspers have gone 7-3 vs. the spread. On the road, Manhattan has an ATS record of 8-8 this season and they are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 road games.

This season, the over/under record for Manhattan games is 14-13, and today’s line of 137 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (140.6). So far, 17 of their games have finished with more than 137 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

The Manhattan offense is coming off a game where they scored 77 points against Iona. They posted a field goal percentage of 55.2% and connected on 11 threes. Offensively, the Jaspers have a season long field goal percentage of 41%, which is 356th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 334th in percentage and 198th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Jaspers’ defense is positioned 279th in the country, permitting 76.4 points per game. In their previous game vs. Iona, the Gaels finished with a field goal percentage of 55% and a total of 60 points vs. Manhattan.

Is It the Gaels Game to Lose at Home?

Coming into today’s game, Iona is 15-16 overall and 10-10 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. The Gaels have been the favorite in 23 of their 31 games this season, going 14-9 in those matchups. Iona has been much better at home this year, going 9-6 compared to 6-10 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +3.9 compared to -1.9 on the road. In their last game, the Gaels beat Siena, 68-54.

Over their last 10 games at home, Iona has gone 7-3. So far this season, they have a record of 15-16. In the last five games, they are 3-2, and over their last three, they have gone 1-2. They are favored by 7.5 points in today’s game, and the over/under is set at 137 points.

As the favorite this season, Iona has gone just 9-14 against the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Gaels have an ATS mark of 2-8. At home, Iona is 5-10 vs. the spread this year and they are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Today’s over/under line of 137 is lower than the average over/under line in Iona’s games this season (143.9). Currently, their over/under record is 12-18-1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 131 points and their over/under record is 0-2-1 during this stretch.

In their recent matchup, the Iona offense ended with 68 points against Siena. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 42.4% and made 9 threes. Idan Tretout led the team in scoring, putting up 19 points. Additionally, Jeremiah Quigley contributed 13 points for the Gaels.

Coming into today’s game, the Iona defense is giving up an average of 71.1 points per contest. The Iona defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 54 points and allowed Siena to connect on 9 threes.