Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Pride and Hawks. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on FloH, and it’s hosted by the Hawks at OceanFirst Bank Center in West Long Branch, NJ. Get ready to place your bets! Hofstra is favored by -3 in this Coastal Athletic Association conference matchup the against Monmouth. The over/under for the game is set at 145 points.
HOFSTRA PRIDE VS MONMOUTH HAWKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Monmouth Hawks +3
This game will be played at OceanFirst Bank Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.
WHY BET THE MONMOUTH HAWKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Hawks.
- Not only will Monmouth pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Is a Road Win Possible for Hofstra?
After winning three straight games, Hofstra heads to Monmouth as three-point favorites. The Pride are 11-9 overall, including a 4-3 mark in Coastal Athletic Association play. On the road, Hofstra has gone 4-7 this season, compared to 6-2 at home.
So far, the Pride have been favored in 15 of their 20 games, going 10-5 in those contests. In their last game, Hofstra topped William & Mary by a score of 64-55. Over their last 10 road games, the Pride have gone 4-6.
As the favorite this season, Hofstra has gone 6-8-1 vs. the spread. Over their last three games as the favorite, the Pride are just 1-2 vs. the spread. On the road, Hofstra has gone 5-6 vs. the spread this year and is 5-5 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.
The over/under record for Hofstra games this season is 8-11 and the average over/under line in their games is 147.1. Today’s over/under line of 145 is lower than the average line in their games. So far, 10 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line of 145. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 144 points.
Most recently, the Hofstra offense finished with just 64 points vs. William & Mary. For the game, they hit 8/27 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 42.9%. Tyler Thomas is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 21.2. Meanwhile, Darlinstone Dubar also brings a PPG average of 18.8 into the game.
In terms of defense, Hofstra is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 70.8 points per game. So far, the Hofstra defense is giving up an average of 8.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.3 times per game (436th).
Is an Upset Waiting to Happen at Home?
Monmouth is 9-1 at home this season, and they are 7-0 when favored. They are 3-10 when they are the underdog, and they are currently the underdog against Hofstra.
Monmouth’s average scoring margin at home is +5.3 points per game, and they have won nine straight games at home. They are coming off of a 72-65 loss to Stony Brook, and their record this season is 10-10.
As the underdog this season, Monmouth has an ATS record of 8-4-1. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Hawks are 7-3 vs. the spread. At home, Monmouth has an ATS mark of 7-3 this year and they are 7-3 vs. the spread in their last 10 home games. In their last 3 games at home, the Hawks have gone 2-1 vs. the spread.
Monmouth’s over/under record this season is 10-9-1, and today’s line of 145 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points, and over their last 10 games, the average scoring total is 140 points. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 145.
The Monmouth offense is coming off a game in which they scored 65 points vs. Stony Brook. Overall their field goal percentage was 37.9% while connecting on 7 threes. Xander Rice is leading the team in scoring at 21.1 points per contest. Jack Collins has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 10.9 going into the game.
In terms of defense, Monmouth is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Stony Brook, the Seawolves finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 72 points vs. Monmouth.