Planning on watching today's Jaspers and Stags game? Catch the action at Leo D. Mahoney Arena in Fairfield, CT, as the Stags hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. This Metro Atlantic Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 151.5 points, and Fairfield is favored to win by -9.5 at home vs. Manhattan.

MANHATTAN JASPERS VS FAIRFIELD STAGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Manhattan Jaspers +9.5

This game will be played at Leo D. Mahoney Arena at 2:00 ET on Sunday, February 4th.

WHY BET THE MANHATTAN JASPERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Stags.
  • Even though we have Fairfield winning straight-up, we like Manhattan at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Jaspers Make it Happen in Fairfield?

Manhattan will look to snap their 11-game losing streak as they head to Fairfield as 9.5-point underdogs. So far this season, the Jaspers have gone 3-12 as underdogs, compared to 0-2 as the favorite.

On the road, Manhattan has gone 2-8 this season, and their average scoring margin is -15.6 points per game. Their most recent game was a 77-71 loss to Quinnipiac, and they have gone 1-4 in their last five road games.

As the underdog this season, Manhattan has gone 7-8 vs. the spread. On the road, the Jaspers have a 4-6 ATS mark this year and are 1-2 vs. the number in their last three road games. Over their last 10 road contests, Manhattan has a 4-6 ATS record.

On the season, the over/under record in Manhattan games is 9-8, and today's line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (140.3). So far, 13 of their games have finished with less points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 154 points scored.

The Manhattan offense is coming off a game where they scored 71 points against Quinnipiac. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.6% and connected on 10 threes. For the season, the Manhattan offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 363rd in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 40%.

At this time, the Jaspers' defense is positioned 275th in the country, permitting 77.1 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.8 threes per game vs. Fairfield. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.0%.

Can the Stags Secure a Win at Home?

Through 21 games, Fairfield has a record of 12-9, including a 6-4 mark in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action. The Stags have lost two straight games, and they are 7-3 when favored this season.

At home, Fairfield has gone 4-3 this season, and they have an average scoring margin of +4.6 points per game. Over their last 10 home games, the Stags have gone 6-4.

As the favorite, Fairfield has gone 5-5 against the spread this season. At home, their ATS mark is 3-4 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Stags have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Fairfield games is 15-5. Today's over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (143.7). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 153 points.

Fairfield is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 82 points vs. Iona. This figure is more than their season average of 76.2 points per game. Caleb Fields was the leading scorer for the Stags, putting up 27 points. In addition, Jalen Leach contributed 22 points.

Fairfield's defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.5 threes per game vs. Manhattan. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.2%.