Marist Red Foxes vs. Monmouth Hawks - 2/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Monmouth Hawks (19-5) at Marist Red Foxes (5-17)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (McCann Field House)
The Line: Marist Red Foxes +14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Monmouth Hawks look to tighten their grip on first in the MAAC with a win at the Marist Red Foxes.
The Monmouth Hawks are looking like the 900 pound gorilla in the MAAC but they know they know there is plenty of basketball left. The Hawks have shown no signs of letting up with four straight victories capped off by a 91-67 rout of the Fairfield Stags as an eleven point favorite on Friday. Monmouth led by six a the break before dominating the second half behind 49% shooting that produced nine more field goals versus the 37.7% accuracy of the Stags. Austin Tilghman led a balanced Hawks attack with 16 points with Chris Brady adding 13 points and six pulls. Justin Robinson and Deon Jones scored 12 points each and combined for14 rebounds while Michael Seaborn and Je’lon Hornbeck and Collin Stewart combined for 32 points.
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The Marist Red Foxes are currently at the bottom of the conference standings but in the unpredictable world of the MAAC the Red Foxes surprised third place Siena 79-73 on Sunday as an eight point road favorite. The Saints held a slight 49%-47% shooting edge but gave the ball away 14 times with the Red foxes turning 22 Siena personals in to a decisive 23-12 advantage. Brian Parker paced the Red Foxes with 24 points on 8-11 from the floor with Khallid Hart adding 17 points and six steals on 4-12. Isaiah Lamb was next in line with ten points and seven boards while Kristinn Palsson and Kentrall Brooks combined for 16 points.
This game is Monmouth’s to win by whatever they choose because they are the crème of the MAAC. I’m not touching this personally which makes it easy to take the points…