Monmouth vs. Saint Peter's - 1/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Peter's Peacocks (8-9) at Monmouth Hawks (8-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Multipurpose Activity Center)
The Line: Monmouth Hawks -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks and Monmouth Hawks play Wednesday at the Multipurpose Activity Center.
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks have split their last four games and play their 11th true road game. On the season, Saint Peter’s is averaging 61.1 points on 40.8 percent shooting and is allowing 59.8 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Desi Washington is averaging 14.1 points and 4.1 rebounds while Marvin Dominique is averaging 14.1 points and 8.2 rebounds. Quadir Welton is grabbing five rebounds and Tyler Gaskins is shooting 43.1 percent from the field. The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are a defensive team that’s allowing 31.7 percent shooting from downtown and has allowed 67 or less points in 14 of their last 16 games. Offensively, Saint Peter’s is shooting 64.5 percent from the line and 36 percent from beyond the arc. Saint Peter’s is 4-6 SU on the road.
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The Monmouth Hawks have won three of their last four games and look for their sixth conference win. On the season, Monmouth is averaging 63.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 63.1 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Justin Robinson is averaging 11.8 points and 3.6 assists while Deon Jones is averaging 11.8 points and 4.6 rebounds. Brice Kofane is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Andrew Nicholas is shooting 37.2 percent from the field. The Monmouth Hawks have nine players averaging at least four points, and they’re shooting 72.3 percent from the line and 33.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Monmouth is allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 59 or less points in three of its last five games. Josh James is questionable with a foot injury.
The Peacocks are 9-24-1 ATS in their last 34 games following a ATS loss and 18-37-1 ATS in their last 56 games overall. The Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
The Monmouth Hawks have been on a roll lately and currently lead the MAAC with a 5-1 SU conference record. Until the Hawks show some flaws in conference play, you almost have to back them and the small chalk here.