The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Friday night. The Siena Saints and Manhattan Jaspers will have it in a nationally televised game, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPNU.
Free College Hoops Picks: Manhattan Jaspers @ Siena Saints
Date: Friday, February 1st, 7:00 ET
Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY
Manhattan vs. Siena Live TV: ESPNU
G Evan Hymes is coming off of his two best offensive games of the season, a 30-point outburst against Niagara, and a 21-point effort against Marist. As a result, the Saints are playing significantly better basketball than they have been playing over the course of the rest of the season. We do see a big problem in this one though, and that’s how well the Jaspers have been playing. We played them last Friday against Loyola Maryland, but it just didn’t pan out in an ugly 51-41 loss, but that’s one of just the two games since the start of the new year that Manhattan hasn’t covered. We still love the defense that this team plays, and we think that it is going to pay dividends when push comes to shove in this game. We know that we are going to have few points or so on our side in this game, and that might be just what the doctor ordered when push comes to shove. Go with Manhattan for the slight victory in what should be a relatively close game.
Manhattan vs. Siena Pick: Manhattan Jaspers -3
Manhattan vs. Siena Prediction: Manhattan 57 – Siena 53