MAAC foes will collide when the Marist Red Foxes (6-17, 5-9 MAAC) take on the Monmouth Hawks (14-11, 8-6 MAAC) at the McCann Center. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, February 21, 2020.
Monmouth Hawks at Marist Red Foxes ATS Preview
The Hawks were beaten by the Niagara Purple Eagles in their last outing, 77-72. Monmouth’s Melik Martin put together a good game, leading the team in scoring with 14 points on 5-for-7 shooting. Niagara did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (16-20; 80.0 percent). Monmouth, on the other hand, held the Purple Eagles to an offensive rebounding percentage of 7.7 (below their season average of 18.7).
In the Red Foxes’ last game, they were beaten by the Iona Gaels, 78-70. With 13 points and six rebounds, Marist’s Braden Bell played well. Iona did a great job of converting from the free throw line (30-35; 85.7 percent). Marist, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (17.8 vs. 19.1).
These two teams have already met once this season. The Hawks won 74-66. One of Monmouth’s largest strengths was getting to the free throw line. They had 36 free throw attempts, while Marist had just 10. Marcus McClary put up a double-double in the victory with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
It could be an error-filled game for the Marist offense. Marist ranks 291st in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.7 percent), while the pesky defense of Monmouth forces the 45th-most turnovers in the NCAA (22.3 percent).
Monmouth vs. Marist ATS Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Monmouth, ATS Winner – Monmouth, O/U – Under
The Red Foxes rank 197th in rebounds allowed per game (36.0) while the Hawks rank 258th (38.1).
Monmouth ranks 152nd in three pointers attempted per game (21.7) while Marist ranks 190th in three pointers allowed per game (22.7).
Monmouth ranks 158th in assists per game (12.8) while Marist ranks 261st (9.9).
The Red Foxes rank 14th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while the Hawks rank 100th (3.2).
Monmouth averages 7.7 steals per game, which ranks 51st in the NCAA. Marist ranks 119th in steals allowed per game (6.4).
The Red Foxes have outscored opponents by an average of 3.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Marist has been defeated by an average of 5.4 points.
During their last five games, the Hawks have scored an average of 73.8 points per game (3.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.6 points per game (2.4 above their season average).