Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Seawolves and Hawks. The game is starting at 4:00 ET on FloH, and it’s hosted by the Hawks at OceanFirst Bank Center in West Long Branch, NJ. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Coastal Athletic Association conference contest is set at 146.5 points, with Monmouth being favored by -2.5 at home against Stony Brook.

STONY BROOK SEAWOLVES VS MONMOUTH HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Monmouth Hawks -2.5

This game will be played at OceanFirst Bank Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE MONMOUTH HAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Hawks.
  • Not only will Monmouth pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

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

Stony Brook will be looking to improve their road record of 4-9 when they take on Monmouth as 2.5-point underdogs. Their average scoring margin on the road is -8.5, compared to +6.0 at home. So far this season, they have gone 11-2 when favored and 2-10 when the underdog.

Coming off a 93-73 win over Hampton, the Seawolves have gone 2-3 in their last five road games and 4-6 in their last 10. Overall, they are 14-12, including a 7-6 mark in the Coastal Athletic Association.

Stony Brook has been solid against the spread this season, posting a record of 17-7-1. On the road, the Seawolves have gone 8-5 vs. the spread and are 2-1 in their last three road games. As the underdog, Stony Brook has an ATS mark of 6-5-1 this year and is 5-4-1 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Stony Brook’s over/under record for the season is 15-10 and their games have averaged 145 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (140.6). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 160 points.

Stony Brook’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 93 points against Hampton. They had an overall field goal percentage of 64.2% and made 19/21 free throws. Tyler Stephenson-Moore led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, Keenan Fitzmorris contributed 20 points for the Seawolves.

Stony Brook’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.3 points per game. The Stony Brook defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 73 points and allowed Hampton to connect on 6 threes.

Can the Hawks Secure a Win at Home?

Monmouth has been dominant at home this season, going 13-1 so far. They have won 10 straight games at home and are 9-0 this season when favored. Their average scoring margin at home is +4.7 points per game.

The Hawks are 14-12 overall this season and 7-6 in the Coastal Athletic Association. They have played 26 games so far, going 7-6 in non-conference action and 1-11 on the road. Their average scoring margin on the road is -8.2 points per game.

Monmouth’s ATS record for the season is 16-9-1, but they have struggled vs. the spread as the favorite, going just 5-4. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Hawks are just 5-5 and they have gone 0-3 ATS as the favorite in their last 3 games.

Monmouth’s over/under record this season is 13-11-2, and the average over/under line in their games is 143.5. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average scoring of 145.2 points in their games this year. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1-1 with an average of 149 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Monmouth offense ended with 88 points against Campbell. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44.9% and made 9 threes. The top scorer for the Hawks was Xander Rice with 37 points, while Jaret Valencia also added 13 to the scoreboard.

Currently, the Hawks’ defense holds the 201st rank in the nation, allowing 73.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. Campbell, the Fighting Camels finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 87 points vs. Monmouth.