Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Aggies versus the Hawks? Tip off is at at 2:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on FloH. The game will be played at OceanFirst Bank Center in West Long Branch, NJ. The over/under for this Coastal Athletic Association conference contest is set at 145.5 points, with Monmouth being favored by -12.5 at home against North Carolina A&T.

NORTH CAROLINA A&T AGGIES VS MONMOUTH HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Carolina A&T Aggies +12.5

This game will be played at OceanFirst Bank Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE NORTH CAROLINA A&T AGGIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Hawks.
  • Even though we have Monmouth winning straight-up, we like North Carolina A&T at +12.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can the Aggies Lock in a Win at West Long Branch?

North Carolina A&T has struggled mightily on the road this season, going just 3-11, and they have lost their last five games away from home. Their average margin of defeat on the road this season is -16.4 points per game.

Overall, the Aggies are 7-21 this season, including a 5-10 mark in Coastal Athletic Association games. They have lost six straight games, and their record as an underdog this season is 5-19.

North Carolina A&T has an ATS record of 13-13 this season, including an 8-6 mark vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Aggies have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is very close to the average over/under line in North Carolina A&T’s games this season (145.1). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 128 points.

In their recent game, the Aggies’ offense concluded with 64 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 66 points per contest. Landon Glasper is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 21. Meanwhile, Camian Shell also brings a PPG average of 12.4 into the game.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, North Carolina A&T is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 78.0 points per game (300th). In their previous game vs. Stony Brook, the Seawolves finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 80 points vs. North Carolina A&T.

Will the Hawks Live Up to Expectations at Home?

Monmouth has been dominant at home this season, going 14-1, and they have won 14 straight games at home. They have also been the favorite in 10 games this season, and they have won all 10 of those games.

On the other hand, Monmouth has struggled on the road, going just 1-12, and they have lost 11 straight road games. Their average scoring margin at home is +5.9, compared to -9.0 on the road.

Against the spread, Monmouth has gone 17-10-1 this season. At home, the Hawks are 10-5 vs. the spread this year, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, Monmouth has a 6-4 mark.

So far this season, the over/under record for Monmouth games is 14-12-2. The average scoring total in their games is 145.1 points, which is slightly lower than the average OU line of 143.3. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 153 points. For the season, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line of 145.5.

Compared to their season average of 72 points per game, Monmouth struggled in their previous game. Against Towson, the Hawks scored 61 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 39.3%. Leading Monmouth in scoring vs. Towson was Xander Rice with his 16 points. Jack Collins also added 13 points for the Hawks.

The Hawks’ defense is presently ranked 199th nationally, allowing an average of 73.0 points per contest. The Monmouth defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 80 points and allowed Towson to connect on 8 threes.