A Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference showdown takes center stage when Manhattan (12-11) goes on the road to play Fairfield (12-13) on Wednesday afternoon. Manhattan is coming off a convincing 83-66 victory over Quinnipiac in its last outing. Fairfield, meanwhile, has won two straight and four of its last seven overall. These two teams have split their last 10 head-to-head meetings.
Tip-off from Webster Bank Arena is at 1 pm ET. Fairfield is favored by five points in the latest Manhattan vs. Fairfield odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 135. Before locking in any Fairfield vs. Manhattan picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Manhattan vs. Fairfield, and just locked in his picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Fairfield vs. Manhattan:
- Manhattan vs. Fairfield spread: Fairfield -5
- Manhattan vs. Fairfield over-under: 135 points
- Manhattan vs. Fairfield: Jaspers +175, Stags -210
- MAN: The Over is 4-0 in Jaspers last 4 road games
- FAIR: The Stags are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games
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Why Manhattan can cover
Senior forward Jose Perez has been the best scorer in the MAAC this season. Perez is ranked first in the conference in scoring at 19.2 points per game, while also averaging 3.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists. The New York native has been a consistent playmaker for Manhattan. Perez scored more than 20 points in 12 matchups this season. On Feb. 4 against Niagara, Perez dropped a season-high 38 points, five rebounds, and knocked down seven 3-pointers.
Senior guard Ant Nelson averages 10.4 points and 1.8 steals per game. Nelson is a solid shooter on the perimeter. He is connecting on 39 percent of his attempts from him from downtown. Nelson has logged nine double-digit scoring outings this season. In the win over Quinnipiac, I have finished with 15 points, three rebounds, and four assists. Nelson shot 6-for-7 from the floor and a perfect 3-for-3 from deep.
Why Fairfield can cover
Grad student guard Taj Benning is averaging 11.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game. Benning has scored in double figures in seven of the last 10 games he’s played in. The New Jersey native recorded a great game on Jan. 28 against Rider. In that matchup, Benning tallied 24 points, four rebounds, and three assists. He was on fire from downtown, shooting 6-for-9 from behind the arc.
Sophomore forward Supreme Cook is logging 10 points and 8.2 rebounds, while shooting a team-high 53 percent from the floor. Cook has also been assertive on the glass, grabbing at least 11 boards in seven games. In the Feb. 9 loss to Quinnipiac, he had 10 points, 16 rebounds, and four blocks.
How to make Fairfield vs. manhattan picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 139 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Manhattan vs. Fairfield? And which side of the spread hits well over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up almost $2,000 on its college basketball picks the last five-plus years, and find out.
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