Monmouth Hawks (1-9) vs. Syracuse Orange (6-4)
December 12, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Syracuse Orange -21 / Monmouth Hawks +21; Over/Under: +141.5
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The Monmouth Hawks and Syracuse Orange meet Monday in college basketball action at the JMA Wireless Dome. The Monmouth Hawks look for their second win. The Syracuse Orange look for their seventh win.
The Monmouth Hawks are averaging 61.5 points on 39.6 percent shooting and allowing 82.9 points on 49.9 percent shooting. Myles Foster is averaging 11.4 points and 6.6 rebounds, while Jack Collins is averaging 9.6 points and 3.5 rebounds. Myles Ruth is grabbing 1.9 rebounds and Tahron Allen is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Monmouth Hawks are shooting 28.8 percent from beyond the arc and 60.2 percent from the free throw line. The Monmouth Hawks are allowing 41.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game.
The Syracuse Orange are averaging 73.3 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Jesse Edwards is averaging 15.6 points and 11.4 rebounds, while Joseph Girard III is averaging 14.7 points and 2.5 assists. Judah Mintz is the third double-digit scorer and Benny Williams is dishing 1.4 assists. The Syracuse Orange are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Syracuse Orange are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Orange are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games following a straight up win. The over is 4-0 in Hawks last 4 overall. The over is 14-2 in Orange last 16 Monday games.
The Syracuse Orange are playing their best ball during this 3-game winning streak, and there’s a clear talent edge here. The Monmouth Hawks are not only losing games, but they’re not covering numbers and getting blown out left and right. Monmouth loses on the year by an average of 21.4 points and loses on the road by an average of 23.9 points. Through 10 games, Monmouth is making a case as one of the worst teams in the country. Give me the Orange.