Manhattan vs. Monmouth,
01/12/2019 14:00 EDT,
Score: 49 - 65
Total: -110/+123 Over
*4 Star Play Over* Both Monmouth and Manhattan are down this year compared to what they have been in recent seasons.
Monmouth has always liked to push the tempo in recent seasons, but they were playing very slowly in the non-conference slate. They aren't a very deep team, and they were outclassed by many of their much stronger foes. I was watching closely for signs of tempo changes in their first couple games in the MAAC. Monmouth decided to start playing faster again in those games.
Manhattan is averaging 0.89 points per possession on the year, but in MAAC play they are at 1.09 points per possession. The Jaspers youngsters have started shooting the ball better of late.
Both of these teams foul like crazy. Manhattan ranks 347th in fouling rate (out of 353) and Monmouth isn't much better at 341st. Expect a ton of free throws in this one.
With a total set this low, I like the value on the over.
Take the over.