Betting on today’s Jaspers and Mountaineers game? Catch the action at Knott Arena in Emmitsburg, MD, as the Mountaineers hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference contest is set at 141.5 points, with Mount St. Mary’s being favored by -9.5 at home against Manhattan.


The Pick: Manhattan Jaspers +9.5

This game will be played at Knott Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Mountaineers.
  • Even though we have Mount St. Mary’s winning straight-up, we like Manhattan at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Jaspers Offense Score Enough on the Road?

Manhattan enters this game on a two-game losing streak, and they have lost four of their last five games. On the road, the Jaspers are just 3-9 this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -13.2 points per game.

Overall, Manhattan is 5-15 this season, and they are 2-9 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. As the underdog, the Jaspers are 4-13 this season.

Manhattan’s ATS record this season is 9-10, but they have a winning record vs. the spread as the underdog at 9-8. Over their last 3 games as the underdog, the Jaspers are 3-0 vs. the spread.

Manhattan’s over/under record this season is 10-9 and today’s line of 141.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (140.9). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 151 points.

In their latest game, Manhattan offense put up 68 points against Fairfield. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 53.1% and made 6 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Shaquil Bender, who holds an average of 13.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Daniel Rouzan is averaging 12.4 points per game this season.

The Jaspers’ defense is presently ranked 279th nationally, allowing an average of 77.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Fairfield, the Stags finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 77 points vs. Manhattan.

Will the Mountaineers Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

Mount St. Mary’s will be looking to extend their two-game winning streak when they take on Manhattan. On the season, the Mountaineers are 9-13, including a 5-3 record at home. So far, they have gone 8-4 when favored.

In their last game, Mount St. Mary’s beat Siena by a score of 68-61. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 6-4. For the season, they have an average scoring differential of +9.6 points per game at home.

Mount St. Mary’s has an overall ATS record of 9-12-1 this season, including a mark of 4-4 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Mountaineers have gone 5-4-1 vs. the spread.

Mount St. Mary’s over/under record this season is 13-9 and today’s over/under line of 141.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (137.6). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 129 points.

The Mountaineers’ offense wrapped up their last game with 68 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 71.6 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Dakota Leffew, who is averaging 18.1 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Deshayne Montgomery also maintains a PPG average of 11 heading into game.

Coming into today’s game, the Mount St. Mary’s defense is giving up an average of 70.2 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Mount St. Mary’s’ defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.8% this season.