Monmouth vs. Iona - 2/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iona Gaels (15-10) at Monmouth Hawks (22-5)
College Basketball: Friday, February 19, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Multipurpose Activity Center)
The Line: Monmouth Hawks -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iona Gaels and Monmouth Hawks square off Friday at the Multipurpose Activity Center.
The Iona Gaels look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Iona Gaels are averaging 78.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting. A.J. English is averaging 21.3 points and 6.4 assists while Jordan Washington is averaging 15 points and 6.3 rebounds. Isaiah Williams is grabbing 7.1 rebounds and Aaron Rountree is dishing 2.6 assists. The Iona Gaels are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Gaels are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Iona Gaels have won three straight road games.
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The Monmouth Hawks look to build on their impressive eight-game winning streak. The Monmouth Hawks are averaging 80.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 39 percent shooting. Justin Robinson is averaging 20.3 points and 3.8 assists while Micah Seaborn is averaging 12.6 points and 3.3 rebounds. Deon Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Je'lon Hornbeak is dishing 1.8 assists. The Monmouth Hawks are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Monmouth Hawks have won nine straight home games.
The Gaels are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hawks are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Friday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Monmouth is a confident bunch that hasn't lost at home all season and already beat Iona on the road this year by eight points. In the Hawks house, I think they can win this one by double digits. Monmouth is an impressive basketball team.