The Hawks and Huskies are set to face off at 1:00 ET on FloH. The Huskies will host the game at Matthews Arena in Boston, MA. This Coastal Athletic Association conference matchup has an over/under of 143.5 points, and Northeastern is favored to win by -3.5 at home vs. Monmouth.

MONMOUTH HAWKS VS NORTHEASTERN HUSKIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Northeastern Huskies -3.5

This game will be played at Matthews Arena at 1:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE NORTHEASTERN HUSKIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Huskies.
  • Not only will Northeastern pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Hawks Defense Show Up in Boston?

Monmouth has been a completely different team at home compared to on the road this season. They are 12-1 at home with an average scoring margin of +5.0 points per game. However, on the road, they are just 1-10 with an average scoring margin of -7.8 points per game.

Recently, Monmouth has really struggled on the road. They have lost their last nine road games and are just 1-9 in their last ten games away from home. Their last game was a 68-64 win over William & Mary.

Monmouth has been a solid team against the spread this season, going 16-7-1. They have been particularly good as the underdog, posting an 11-4-1 record vs. the spread. This includes a perfect 3-0 mark in their last three games as the underdog. On the road, the Hawks have an ATS record of 7-3-1 this season and they have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last three road games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Monmouth’s games is 12-11-1. The average scoring total in their games is currently 144.1 points, which is slightly higher than today’s over/under line of 143.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points, while their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.

The Hawks’ offense finished with 68 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 71.6 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Xander Rice, who is averaging 21.1 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jack Collins also maintains a PPG average of 10.5 heading into game.

At this time, the Hawks’ defense is positioned 189th in the country, permitting 72.5 points per game. Monmouth’s three-point defense is currently 220th in the country at 8.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.0% of their shots vs. Monmouth.

Will the Huskies Make it Happen at Home?

After winning their last game against Campbell by a score of 86-76, Northeastern has a record of 9-15 this season. At home, they have gone 5-5, and they are coming off a two-game losing streak at home.

So far this year, Northeastern has been the favorite in 11 games and has gone 7-4 in those matchups. Their average scoring margin at home is +1.0, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games at home.

While Northeastern’s overall ATS record this season is .500 at 12-12, they have a winning record vs. the spread when favored at 7-4. Their ATS mark at home is also .500 at 5-5, but their ATS record at home over their last 10 games is also .500 at 5-5. Over their last three home games, Northeastern has gone 1-2 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record in Northeastern games is 16-8, and today’s line of 143.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (138.1). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 144 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Northeastern offense tallied 86 points in a matchup against Campbell. Their field goal percentage for the game was 56.4%, and they made 14 threes. Chris Doherty is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 13.1. Meanwhile, Harold Woods also brings a PPG average of 10.4 into the game.

On the defensive side, Northeastern is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.9 points per game. Against Campbell in their most recent game, the Northeastern defense gave up a total of 76 points while allowing Campbell to hit 48% of their shots.