Looking to win big? The Purple Eagles and Jaspers face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Jaspers are hosting the game at Draddy Gymnasium in Riverdale, NY. The Purple Eagles are the favored team in this Metro Atlantic Athletic conference contest against the Jaspers. The game's over/under currently sits at 139 points.


The Pick: Manhattan Jaspers +3

This game will be played at Draddy Gymnasium at 7:00 ET on Friday, January 5th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Jaspers.
  • Not only will Manhattan pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Will Niagara Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Niagara, who is currently 4-8, will be playing Manhattan today. So far this season, all of Niagara's games have been on the road. Niagara has a winning record against the spread, sitting at 6-5. In their last ten games, Niagara has covered the spread in all four, going 4-0.

Up to this point, games involving Niagara have had an average of 145.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 135.6 points. Their over/under record is 7-3-1. The Purple Eagles' last five games have culminated with an average of 155 points per game and an over/under record of 2-1-1.

In their latest game, Niagara offense put up 69 points against Buffalo. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 42.9% and made 4 threes. Leading Niagara in scoring vs. Buffalo was Yaw Obeng-Mensah with his 20 points. Luke Bumbalough also added 13 points for the Purple Eagles.

Coming into today's game, the Niagara defense is giving up an average of 75.2 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.8 threes per game vs. Manhattan. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.4%.

Will Manhattan Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?

Manhattan enters their game against Niagara with a 4-7 overall record. In games played on the road, the Jaspers have a 2-5 record, while they are 1-2 in home games. As Manhattan enters today's game, their ATS record is 5-5. Looking at their performance in the last five games, they are 2-3 vs. the spread.

Through 11 games, Manhattan has an over/under record of 5-5-0 with their games averaging a combined 140.8 points per game so far. When analyzing the Jaspers' last five games, they have produced a combined average of 138 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

In their latest game, Manhattan offense put up 56 points against Wagner. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 33.9% and made 10 threes. On offense, Manhattan has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today's game with a field goal percentgage of 39%. So far, they are 360th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 71%.

At present, the Jaspers' defense is nationally ranked 232nd, allowing 76.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.8 threes per game vs. Niagara. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 36.5%.