Betting on today's Jaspers and Hawks game? Catch the action at OceanFirst Bank Center in West Long Branch, NJ, as the Hawks hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on FloH. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 140 points, and the Hawks are favored to win at home against the Jaspers.

MANHATTAN JASPERS VS MONMOUTH HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Manhattan Jaspers +9

This game will be played at OceanFirst Bank Center at 2:00 ET on Thursday, December 21st.

WHY BET THE MANHATTAN JASPERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Hawks.
  • Even though we have Monmouth winning straight-up, we like Manhattan at +9.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can Manhattan Lock in a Road Win?

Through nine games, Manhattan has a 4-5 record. In games away from home, the Jaspers are 2-4, while they are 1-0 in games played at home. Examining Manhattan's ATS performance thus far, they have a current ATS record of 4-3. Over their last five games, the team has gone 2-3 against the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Manhattan have had an average of 141.3 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 137.1 points. Their over/under record is 4-3-0. The Jaspers have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 144 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

The Manhattan offense is coming off a game where they scored 56 points against Marist. They posted a field goal percentage of 35% and connected on 4 threes. On the offensive front, the Jaspers have a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, ranking 347th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 246th in terms of percentage and 260th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Jaspers' defense is nationally ranked 250th, allowing 77.6 points per game. Manhattan's three-point defense is currently 100th in the country at 6.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 50.5% of their shots vs. Manhattan.

Can Monmouth Live Up to the Hype at Home?

Monmouth, who is currently 6-5 on the season, will be playing their 12th game of the year. In their previous ten games at home, Monmouth has a record of 7-3, which includes games from last year. Monmouth has been successful vs. the spread thus far, sitting with a 6-2-1 record. In their last ten games, Monmouth has gone 4-1 vs. the spread.

Monmouth comes in with an over/under record of 4-4-1 through 11 games, with their games averaging a combined 146.2 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Hawks' over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 140 points per game.

Against Seton Hall, the Monmouth had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 72.3 points per game. They scored 61 points and posted a field goal percentage of 35.7% in the game. Xander Rice led the scoring for the Hawks, contributing 20 points. Additionally, Jack Collins chipped in with 12 points.

Currently, the Hawks' defense holds the 217th rank in the nation, allowing 74.4 points per game. The Monmouth defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 70 points and allowed Seton Hall to connect on 4 threes.