|Game||Siena Saints vs Manhattan Jaspers|
|Date & Time||Wednesday March 11, 2020, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City, NJ
SIE -4.5. ; Total 126
The Manhattan Jaspers and Siena Saints are set to visit Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey for a MAAC quarterfinal matchup. The Manhattan Jaspers come into this matchup with a 13-17 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their 1st round game against the Fairfield Stags, 61-43. Leading the way for the Manhattan Jaspers was senior forward Pauly Paulicap as he recorded 18 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore guard Samir Stewart had a productive outing for the Jaspers as he pitched in 11 points and 6 assists.
The Manhattan Jaspers struggled shooting the ball against the Fairfield Stags as they connected on 20 of their 51 field goal attempts (39.2%), but they were good from behind the three-point line (47.1%). The Manhattan Jaspers were even with the Fairfield Stags in the turnover battle (12-12), but they edged out the Stags in the rebounding department (41-30).
The Siena Saints come into this matchup with a 19-10 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Monmouth Hawks, 86-72. Leading the way for the Siena Saints was sophomore guard Donald Carey as he recorded 18 points and 3 assists. Joining Carey in the backcourt was sophomore guard Jalen Pickett who had a productive outing for the Saints with 15 points, 11 assists, and 6 rebounds.
The Siena Saints had a good shooting game against the Monmouth Hawks as they connected on 32 of their 58 field goal attempts (55.2%), but they were significantly worse from behind the three-point line (37%). The Siena Saints lost the turnover battle against the Monmouth Hawks (16-4), but they dominated the Hawks in the rebounding department (43-27).
Recent Betting Trends
- Manhattan is 6-10 ATS as an underdog this season.
- The under is 7-5 after a Manhattan win this season.
- Siena is 9-11 ATS against MAAC opponents this season.
- The under is 6-2 when Siena has the rest advantage this season.
The Siena Saints are quietly one of the hottest mid-major teams in the country as they have won 9 consecutive games, and they were solid against their conference opponents this season as they went 15-5. The Saints are one of the top-scoring teams in the MAAC as they are averaging 72 PPG, and they have a dynamic trio as Jalen Pickett is leading the way with 15.3 PPG and 6 APG while Elijah Burns and Manny Camper are each averaging over 13 PPG. The Manhattan Jaspers biggest downfall this season has been their consistency scoring the basketball as they are averaging 62.6 PPG which is one of the worst marks in the country, and Siena has been respectable on the defensive side of the court this season as they are holding their opponents to an average of 65 PPG which spells trouble for the Jaspers. Final Score Prediction, Siena Saints win and cover ATS 74-61.