Planning on watching today’s Jaspers and Saints game? Catch the action at MVP Arena in Albany, NY, as the Saints hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. Manhattan is favored by -1.5 in this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference contest against Siena. The game’s over/under currently sits at 137 points.

MANHATTAN JASPERS VS SIENA SAINTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Siena Saints +1.5

This game will be played at MVP Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, March 1st.

WHY BET THE SIENA SAINTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Saints.
  • Not only will Siena pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can Manhattan Deliver Being Favored on the Road?

Manhattan enters today’s game against Siena as 1.5-point favorites. So far this season, they have been favored in three of their 25 games, going 0-3 in those matchups. The Jaspers have lost seven straight games to drop their record to 5-20.

On the road, Manhattan is 3-11 this season, with an average scoring margin of -12.4 points per game. They have lost their last three games away from home and are 1-9 in their last 10 road games.

Manhattan’s ATS record this season is currently at .500, as they are 12-12 vs. the spread. However, they have yet to cover the spread in any of their three games as the favorite this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jaspers are just 1-9 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Manhattan games is 12-12 and today’s line of 137 is lower than the average OU line in their games (140.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2. For the season, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 137.

In their recent matchup, the Manhattan offense ended with 50 points against Marist. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 32.1% and made 6 threes. Seydou Traore led the scoring for the Jaspers, contributing 18 points. Additionally, Shaquil Bender chipped in with 15 points.

At this time, the Jaspers’ defense is positioned 281st in the country, permitting 77.0 points per game. So far, the Manhattan defense is giving up an average of 9.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.8 times per game (660th).

Do the Saints Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?

Despite having lost nine straight games at home, Siena has been given the underdog label in this game, as they are 2-11 at home this season. For the year, they are 4-23, including a 3-13 mark in conference games. They have also gone 1-10 in non-conference games.

Coming off an 88-64 loss to Fairfield, the Saints’ losing streak has reached three games. Over their last 10 games, they have gone 1-9, while their record over the past five games is 0-5. For the season, Siena has an average scoring margin of -13.8 points per game at home.

As the underdog, Siena has gone 9-16 against the spread this season and they are 0-3 vs. the spread in their last three games as the underdog. Their home ATS record is just 2-11 this year and they have gone 1-4 vs. the spread in their last five home games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Siena games is 12-14-1. The average scoring total in their games is 136 points, while the average over/under line is 137.2. Today’s line of 137 is right in line with the season-long average OU line in their games. Over their last three games, the over/under record is a perfect 3-0 with an average scoring total of 138 points.

In their most recent game, the Siena offense concluded with only 64 points against Fairfield. Throughout the game, they made 6/26 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 39.3%. The team’s scoring leader is Giovanni Emejuru, who holds an average of 10.5 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Sean Durugordon is averaging 19.4 points per game this season.

So far, the Saints’ defense is ranked 256th in the country at 75.6 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.3 threes per game vs. Manhattan. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 36.0%.