Halftime Report

Fortunes may be turning around for Manhattan after losing ten in a row. Sitting on a score of 30-29, they have looked like the better team, but there's still one more half to play.

Manhattan came into the contest with some extra motivation after the defeat they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

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Manhattan Jaspers @ Niagara Purple Eagles

Current Records: Manhattan 4-13, Niagara 10-9

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We've got another exciting MAAC matchup on schedule as the Niagara Purple Eagles and the Manhattan Jaspers are set to tip at 2:00 p.m. ET on January 28th at Gallagher Center. Manhattan is crawling into this matchup hobbled by ten consecutive losses, while Niagara will bounce in with three consecutive wins.

Last Friday, the Purple Eagles were able to grind out a solid win over the Red Foxes, taking the game 67-62.

Meanwhile, Manhattan's game on Friday was all tied up 41-41 at the half, but sadly for them it didn't stay that way. They took a 82-70 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Golden Griffins.

The Purple Eagles are on a roll lately: they've won seven of their last eight matchups, which provided a massive bump to their 10-9 record this season. As for the Jaspers, their loss was their seventh straight on the road, which bumped their record down to 4-13.

Sunday's match is shaping up to be a blowout: Niagara just can't miss this season, having made 48.4% of their shots per game. It's a different story for Manhattan, though, as they've only made 40.5% of their shots per game this season. Given Niagara's sizeable advantage in that area, Manhattan will need to find a way to close that gap.

Looking ahead, Niagara is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by nine points. Those brave souls putting their money on Manhattan against the spread have faith in an upset since their 6-10 ATS record can't hold a candle to Niagara's 12-6.


Niagara is a big 9-point favorite against Manhattan, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 9-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 147.5 points.

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Series History

Manhattan has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Niagara.

  • Jan 05, 2024 - Niagara 81 vs. Manhattan 67
  • Jan 27, 2023 - Niagara 68 vs. Manhattan 62
  • Jan 08, 2023 - Manhattan 64 vs. Niagara 59
  • Feb 04, 2022 - Niagara 80 vs. Manhattan 74
  • Jan 18, 2022 - Niagara 72 vs. Manhattan 63
  • Jan 16, 2021 - Manhattan 58 vs. Niagara 55
  • Jan 15, 2021 - Manhattan 58 vs. Niagara 49
  • Feb 07, 2020 - Manhattan 77 vs. Niagara 59
  • Jan 05, 2020 - Manhattan 67 vs. Niagara 62
  • Feb 15, 2019 - Manhattan 64 vs. Niagara 60