Monmouth Hawks vs. Niagara Purple Eagles - 2/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Niagara Purple Eagles (7-23) at Monmouth Hawks (24-6)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Multipurpose Activity Center)
The Line: Monmouth Hawks -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Niagara Purple Eagles will travel to play the Monmouth Hawks in a MAAC game on Sunday.
The Monmouth Hawks are 24-6 (16-3) and are coming off of a win against Rider by a score of 79-58. Monmouth has won their last 2 games and is currently 1st in the MAAC standings. Monmouth defeated Niagara by a score of 56-42 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Monmouth is averaging 80.4 points per game while giving up 72.6 points per game. Monmouth is also averaging 38.4 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game. Justin Robinson is averaging 20 points per game and 3.7 assists per game for Monmouth. Micah Seaborn is averaging 13.2 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Hawks. Monmouth is shooting 77.3% on free throws, 37.8% on three-pointers, and 44.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Niagara Purple Eagles are 7-23 (5-14) and are coming off of a loss to Canisius by a score of 65-60. Niagara has lost 7 of their last 8 games and is currently 10th in the MAAC standings. Niagara is averaging 63.4 points per game while giving up 70.8 points per game. Niagara is also averaging 36.2 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per game. Matt Scott is averaging 15.4 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game for Niagara. Emile Blackman is averaging 15.3 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Purple Eagles. Niagara is shooting 68.7% on free throws, 27.9% on three-pointers, and 40.2% on all field goal attempts.
Niagara is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. Niagara is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games. Monmouth is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win. Monmouth is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games. The under is 6-0 in Monmouth’s last 6 home games. The under is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Monmouth is the best team in the conference and has the home court advantage in this game. Monmouth has a much better offense than Niagara and should be able to win this game easily. I like Monmouth here.