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Niagara vs Monmouth 12/3/21 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Monmouth Hawks (5-1) vs. Niagara Purple Eagles (3-3)
December 3, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Niagara Purple Eagles +1 / Monmouth Hawks -1; Over/Under: +136
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The Monmouth Hawks and Niagara Purple Eagles meet Friday in college basketball action at the Gallagher Center. The Monmouth Hawks look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Niagara Purple Eagles look to get a game above a .500 record.

The Monmouth Hawks are averaging 75.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 38.5 percent shooting. George Papas is averaging 17.5 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Shavar Reynolds is averaging 15.8 points and 3.5 rebounds. Walker Miller is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus McClary is dishing 2.2 assists. The Monmouth Hawks are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 84.8 percent from the free throw line. The Monmouth Hawks are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.

The Niagara Purple Eagles are averaging 66.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 65.8 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Marcus Hammond is averaging 20 points and 2.8 assists, while Jordan Cintron is averaging 9.3 points and 4.5 rebounds. Sam Iorio is grabbing 4.2 rebounds and Noah Thomasson is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Niagara Purple Eagles are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Niagara Purple Eagles are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.3 rebounds per game.

The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Purple Eagles are 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 home games and 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Hawks last 10 overall. The under is 4-0 in Purple Eagles last 4 overall. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Niagara Purple Eagles have held their own against decent teams and finally get a home game, so they should be up for this contest. However, the Monmouth Hawks have been terrific defensively up to this point, and they have some nice wins, including just beating Cincinnati on the road. Monmouth is the more proven team up to this point. Give me the Hawks in this toss up.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Monmouth Hawks -1

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