Looking to win big? The Jaspers and Broncs face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Broncs are hosting the game at Alumni Gymnasium (Rider) in Lawrenceville, NJ. This Metro Atlantic Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 142.5 points, and the Broncs are favored to win at home vs. the Jaspers.

MANHATTAN JASPERS VS RIDER BRONCS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Manhattan Jaspers +10

This game will be played at Alumni Gymnasium (Rider) at 7:00 ET on Friday, January 12th.

WHY BET THE MANHATTAN JASPERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Broncs.
  • Even though we have Rider winning straight-up, we like Manhattan at +10.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Jaspers Defense Show Up on the Road?

Manhattan has been struggling lately, as they have lost six straight games, and their record on the road this season is just 2-6. In their last game, they lost to Quinnipiac by a score of 76-59.

So far this season, the Jaspers have been the underdog in 10 of their 13 games, and their record in those games is 3-7. They are also 4-9 overall and 1-3 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.

Against the spread, Manhattan has a record of 5-7 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-4. As the underdog, the Jaspers have gone 5-5 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Manhattan has an ATS record of 5-5.

So far this season, the over/under record for Manhattan games is 6-6, and today's line of 142.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (139.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points, and their OU record in those games is 1-2.

In their most recent game, the Manhattan offense put up just 59 points vs. the Quinnipiac Bobcats. Overall, they are now averaging 64.9 points per game which is 434th in the country. Leading Manhattan in scoring vs. Quinnipiac was Seydou Traore with his 11 points. Logan Padgett also added 10 points for the Jaspers.

The Jaspers' defense is presently ranked 267th nationally, allowing an average of 76.4 points per contest. Against Quinnipiac in their most recent game, the Manhattan defense gave up a total of 76 points while allowing Quinnipiac to hit 42% of their shots.

Can the Broncs Live Up to the Hype at Home?

After a win in their last game, the Rider Broncs will be looking to build some momentum as they host the Manhattan Jaspers. So far this season, Rider has a 4-11 record, including a 2-2 mark at home. Over their last 10 games at home, the Broncs have gone 4-6.

As for the Jaspers, they come into the game with a 5-9 record, including a 2-4 mark on the road. Manhattan has lost two straight games, and they are 1-9 when playing as the underdog this season.

As the favorite this season, Rider is 2-2 vs. the spread and they have an overall ATS mark of 4-9-1. At home, the Broncs are 2-2 ATS this year and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 4-6.

So far this season, the over/under record for Rider games is 9-5. The average over/under line in their games is 143.6 and their games have averaged 148 points. Today's over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 159 points.

Rider recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 79 points against Canisius. This output exceeded their season average of 72.5 points per game. The team's top scorer is Mervin James, who enters today's matchup with an average of 20.1, while Allen Powell also carries a PPG average of 10.1 into the game.

Coming into the game, Rider will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 77.7 points per game (287th). In today's game vs. Manhattan, the Rider defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Rider made 15 free-throws vs. the Broncs.