The Metro Atlantic Conference Tourney showdown between the Manhattan Jaspers (13-17, 9-12 MAAC) and the Siena Saints (19-10, 15-5 MAAC) will be played at Boardwalk Hall. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
Manhattan Jaspers vs. Siena Saints Odds Preview
The Jaspers won big over the Fairfield Stags in their last outing, 61-43. Pauly Paulicap was the top scorer from either team with 18 points on 6-for-10 shooting. Manhattan dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.471 (above their season average of 0.460) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 45.5 (above their season average of 29.6). Fairfield recorded marks of 0.273 and 31.6, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Saints’ last game, they defeated the Monmouth Hawks, 86-72. Siena’s Manny Camper had a good outing, recording 14 points, 18 rebounds and five assists. Siena played a nearly flawless game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 42.3 (above their season average of 31.4) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.638 (above their season average of 0.513). For those same stats, Monmouth put up marks of 27.3 and 0.435, respectively.
Half-court execution will be critical when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams clash. Siena currently ranks 254th in possessions per game (67.5) and Manhattan is 299th (66.4).
Manhattan Jaspers vs. Siena Saints ATS Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – Siena, ATS Winner – Siena, O/U – Over
Siena ranks 34th in rebounds allowed per game (31.8) while Manhattan ranks 188th (35.8).
The Jaspers rank 137th in three pointers attempted per game (22.0) while the Saints rank 252nd (18.6).
Manhattan ranks 63rd in blocks per game (3.9) while Siena ranks 155th in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
The Saints’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.6, up from 4.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Jaspers have scored an average of 59.0 points per game (3.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 63.2 points per game (1.1 below their season average).