Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Hawks versus the Cougars? Tip off is at at 12:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on FloH. The game will be played at Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, DC. This Coastal Athletic Association conference matchup has an over/under of 156.5 points, and Charleston is favored to win by -8.5 at home vs. Monmouth.

MONMOUTH HAWKS VS CHARLESTON COUGARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Monmouth Hawks +8.5

This game will be played at Entertainment and Sports Arena at 12:00 ET on Sunday, March 10th.

WHY BET THE MONMOUTH HAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Cougars.
  • Even though we have Charleston winning straight-up, we like Monmouth at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 156.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Hawks Find a Way to Win in Washington?

Monmouth has been a much better team at home this season, going 16-1 compared to 2-13 on the road. They have won 16 straight games at home, and they are 13-1 when favored. However, they are just 5-13 when they are the underdog.

Monmouth enters this game on a two-game winning streak, and they are 18-14 overall. In their last game, they defeated Campbell by a score of 90-67. For the season, Monmouth’s average scoring margin is -7.3 on the road, compared to +7.5 at home.

As the underdog this season, Monmouth has gone 11-6-1 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS record is 8-6-1, including a mark of 1-2 in their last three road games and 5-5 in their last 10.

Monmouth’s over/under record for the season sits at 17-13-2, including a 2-1 mark in their last three games. On the year, the average scoring total in their games is 145.1 points compared to an average over/under line of 143.9, resulting in an average margin of 1.2 points. So far, 23 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line of 156.5.

Monmouth is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 90 points vs. Campbell. This figure is more than their season average of 72.8 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Xander Rice, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 20.6, while Jack Collins also maintains a PPG average of 10.7 leading up to the game.

So far, the Hawks’ defense is ranked 181st in the country at 72.3 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Campbell, the Fighting Camels finished with a field goal percentage of 55% and a total of 67 points vs. Monmouth.

Can the Cougars Live Up to the Hype at Home?

Charleston comes into tonight’s game against Monmouth as the favorite. The Cougars have been favored in 25 of their 31 games this season and have a record of 20-5 in those games. They have also been dominant at home, going 12-2 compared to 11-5 on the road.

Over their last 10 games at home, Charleston has gone 8-2, and they have won their last five games at home. They have also won their last nine games overall, including an 87-76 win over Hofstra in their most recent game.

As the favorite this season, Charleston has gone 12-12-1 against the spread. Their overall ATS mark is 15-14-1. At home, the Cougars have an ATS record of 8-6 and they’ve gone 2-1 ATS in their last three home games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Charleston is 6-4 vs. the spread.

Charleston’s over/under record this season is 17-13 and today’s line of 156.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (152.3). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 153 points.

Charleston finished with 87 points in their game against Hofstra. This total surpasses their season-average of 81 points per game. The Charleston offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 31.1 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 34% of their looks from outside this season.

The Cougars’ defense is presently ranked 212nd nationally, allowing an average of 73.3 points per contest. Charleston’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Hofstra offense to knock down 49% of their shots on their way to putting up 76 points.