Against The Spread Pick
Manhattan was able to survive against Fairfield en route to a comfortable 18-point win. Now they get the top seed in the MAAC tournament as the Siena Saints will look for a 10th-straight win and a birth into the big-dance. The Jaspers won the first meeting this season in a big way as they got a 12-point home win. When they went to Siena, Manhattan couldn’t see the same success as the Saints picked up a 13-point victory. The difference could be the rest Siena was able to get by winning the MAAC regular-season championship. The Saints have covered in three of their last five games. The Jaspers couldn’t cover the 7.5-point spread in their previous meeting. Siena has looked like the best team in the MAAC, and taking the Saints to cover is the right move.
Over Under Pick
The Jaspers are averaging 62.6 points per game while giving up 65 per game. On the flip side, the Saints average 72.6 points per game, while giving up 68.3 per game. Siena has combined for at least 120-point totals in each of their last three games. Manhattan combined for a 104-point total in their first-round win against Fairfield. That isn’t going to help the cause here. Take the under.