Monmouth vs. George Washington - 3/21/16 NIT College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
George Washington Colonials (24-10) at Monmouth Hawks (28-7)
College Basketball: Monday, March 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Multipurpose Activity Center)
The Line: Monmouth Hawks -3.5 -- Over/Under: 153 See the Latest Odds
The Monmouth Hawks and the George Washington Colonials face off on Monday in NIT college basketball action.
The Monmouth Hawks are 24-10 this season and they advanced to this game by beating Bucknell in their first round game. Monmouth is averaging 79.7 points per game and they are shooting 43.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.9 points and their opponents are shooting 39.2 percent. Justin Robinson leads the Hawks averaging 19.6 points per game. Micah Seaborn is averaging 12.9 points, Deon Jones is averaging 10.4 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Je’lon Hornbeak is averaging 8.7 points. Monmouth is 11-1 at home and 9-3 in out of conference games.
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The George Washington Colonials are 24-10 this season and they advanced to this game with a two-point win over Hofstra. George Washington is averaging 75.4 points and they are shooting 44.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43.6 percent. Tyler Cavanaugh leads GW averaging 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Patricio Garino is averaging 14.1 points, Kevin Larsen is averaging 11.9 points and 8.4 rebounds, and Yuta Wantanabe is averaging 8.7 points. George Washington is 7-5 on the road and 12-2 in games outside of the A-10.
Monmouth is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight non-conference games, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, and 19-7 against the spread against a team with a winning record. George Washington is 0-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record and 0-4 against the spread in their last four games.
I can see this one being tight and I am not sure who wins this one but taking the points is the play here.