Manhattan vs. Rider 3/8/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
Rider University will face off against the Manhattan Jaspers in the first round of the MAAC championship tournament in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Tuesday for a tip off time of 5 PM Eastern. This game will be available on ESPN plus. Rider comes into this game with a record on the season of 12–18, and have lost three out of their last five games coming against their opponents in this matchup on the road of Manhattan, Iona, and on the road against Fairfield by the score of 65–59. The only two victories came against Niagara, and Monmouth University by the score of 74–65.
Manhattan comes into this game with a record on the season of 15–14, and have lost three out of the last five games coming against Fairfield, Morehead State, and Saint peters by the score of 73–51. The two victories for Manhattan came against Iona, and Rider by the score of 84–78 in overtime.
Dwight Murray is leading the Broncs in points per game with 12.6 on the season and a field goal percentage of 37.7%, with a free throw percentage of 79.5%. Demecio Vaughn is the team leader in rebounds per game averaging 7.7, Dwight Marie is also the team leader in minutes per game averaging 37.3 on the year.
Manhattan is led by Jose Perez in minutes per game averaging 33 from the forward position. Josh Roberts is the team leader for Manhattan in rebounds per game averaging 6.5. Perez is also the team leader in points per game average and 18.8 on the season with a field goal percentage of 39.9%, and a free-throw percentage of 79.5%.
As a team, Manhattan is averaging 71 points per game and allowing their opponents 72.4. They have the edge and field goal percentage shooting 44% to 40% in the matchup. Manhattan also has the edge and steals per game averaging 7.1 on the season which is why we see them coming away with a victory in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Final Score Prediction: Manhattan wins 74–71.