The Tigers and Hawks are set to face off at 2:00 ET on FloH. The Hawks will host the game at OceanFirst Bank Center in West Long Branch, NJ. The Tigers are favored in this non-conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 139.5 points.
PRINCETON TIGERS VS MONMOUTH HAWKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Monmouth Hawks +6.5
This game will be played at OceanFirst Bank Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE MONMOUTH HAWKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Hawks.
- Not only will Monmouth pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.
Will Princeton Find a Way to Win on the Road?
As Princeton prepares for their fourth game of the season, they hold an undefeated record of 3-0. In the previous three games where they were favored, Princeton has a record of 2-1. As of today’s game, Princeton holds a perfect 3-0 record against the spread. Taking into account the previous season and the last ten games, Princeton has an impressive 9-1 ATS record.
Up to this point, games involving Princeton have had an average of 135.7 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 142.5 points. Their over/under record is 0-3-0. In the Tigers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 73 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 1-4.
The Princeton offense is coming off a game in which they scored 70 points vs. Duquesne. Overall their field goal percentage was 54% while connecting on 7 threes. For the season, the Princeton offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 350th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.
In the current season, the Princeton defense has excelled, sitting 50th in the nation by allowing 65.0 points per game. Princeton’s three-point defense is currently 35th in the country at 6.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.5% of their shots vs. Princeton.
Do the Hawks Stand a Chance at Home?
Heading into their 3rd game of the season, Monmouth currently has a 1-1 record. In their last five home games, which includes games from last year, Monmouth has gone 2-3. As we examine Monmouth’s ATS performance leading into today’s game, we find that they currently hold a 1-1 record. Taking into account the previous season, Monmouth has gone 4-6 against the spread in their last ten games.
Monmouth’s games have, on average, featured 135.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 137.8 points so far. The Hawks have an over/under record of 3-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 70 points per game.
In their latest game, Monmouth offense put up 73 points against West Virginia. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.5% and made 10 threes. The Monmouth offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 24 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 39% of their looks from outside this season.
So far, the Hawks’ defense is ranked 71st in the country at 68.5 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.0 threes per game vs. Princeton. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.4%.