Monmouth Hawks (10-3) vs. Saint Peter's Peacocks (3-6)
January 14, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Saint Peter's Peacocks +5 / Monmouth Hawks -5; Over/Under: +133
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The Monmouth Hawks and the Saint Peter’s Peacocks meet in college basketball action from the Yanitelli Center on Friday night.
The Monmouth Hawks will look to bounce back from a 77-71 loss at the hands of Hofstra last time out. George Papas leads the Hawks in scoring and assists with 16.3 PPG and 3.3 APG while Shavar Reynolds has 15.8 PPG with 3.1 RPG. Walker Miller’s got 14.9 PPG and a team-high 6.8 RPG to lead the Hawks on the glass while Marcus McClary has 10.8 PPG with 5 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Monmouth so far this season. Nikkei Rutty also has 6.8 RPG of his own so far this season. As a team, Monmouth is averaging 72.8 PPG on 44.6% shooting from the field, 35.7% from three and 80.6% from the foul line while allowing 66.8 PPG on 38.9% shooting from the field and 30% from three this season.
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks will try to bounce back from a 64-63 loss to Stony Brook last time out. Daryl Banks III leads the Peacocks in scoring with 12.3 PPG while Doug Edert has 10.3 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Saint Peter’s up to this point in the season. Fousseyni Drame also has 9.2 PPG with a team-high 7.7 RPG while KC Ndefo has 8.3 PPG with 4.9 RPG this season. As a team, Saint Peter’s is averaging 66.2 PPG on 42.1% shooting from the field, 32.1% from three and 64.5% from the foul line while allowing 66.3 PPG on 40.8% shooting from the field and 32% from three this season.
Monmouth is 9-0 ATS in their last 9 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Saint Peter’s is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 8-0 in their last 8 Friday games.
I get the case to be made either way here as Monmouth’s been so good and Saint Peter’s has historically been a tough out, especially at home. However, these are two teams that have had extremely long layoffs, so I think there could be a fair bit of rust early on in this game and for this game to eventually come in under the number