Siena Saints (18-10) at Monmouth Hawks (18-12)
College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm (OceanFirst Bank Center)
The Line: Monmouth Hawks -1 -- Over/Under: 142 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Siena Saints and Monmouth Hawks meet Friday in college basketball action at the OceanFirst Bank Center.
The Siena Saints look to build on their eight-game winning streak. The Siena Saints are averaging 72.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Jalen Pickett is averaging 15.3 points and 5.8 assists while Elijah Burns is averaging 14.7 points and 5.9 rebounds. Manny Camper is the third double-digit scorer and Donald Carey is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Siena Saints are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Siena Saints are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Siena Saints have won three straight road games.
The Monmouth Hawks look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Monmouth Hawks are averaging 71.2 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Deion Hammond is averaging 16 points and 2.9 rebounds while Ray Salnave is averaging 14.6 points and 4.5 rebounds. Mustapha Traore is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and George Papas is dishing two assists. The Monmouth Hawks are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Monmouth Hawks are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game. The Monmouth Hawks have won three straight home games.
The road team is 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The underdog is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Monmouth Hawks hung around with Siena in the first meeting, and they now get them at home where they win by an average of 10.2 points and allow 40.7 percent shooting from the field. The Siena Saints lose on the road by an average of 3.4 points while allowing 46.1 percent shooting from the field. The Siena Saints are just 4-10 against the spread on the road this season, while the Monmouth Hawks are 8-4 against the spread at home and 17-13 against the spread on the year. In a near pick em, I'll gladly side with Monmouth at home.