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Pittsburgh vs Monmouth 12/12/21 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Monmouth Hawks (7-2) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (3-6)
December 12, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers +2 / Monmouth Hawks -2; Over/Under: -132.5
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The Monmouth Hawks and Pittsburgh Panthers meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Petersen Events Center. The Monmouth Hawks look to build on their 7-2 record. The Pittsburgh Panthers need a win after losing four of their last five games.

The Monmouth Hawks are averaging 74.8 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Shavar Reynolds is averaging 16.8 points and 3.3 rebounds, while George Papas is averaging 16.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Walker Miller is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus McClary is dishing 1.4 assists. The Monmouth Hawks are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Monmouth Hawks are allowing 28.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game.

The Pittsburgh Panthers are averaging 61.4 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 42.4 percent shooting. John Hugley is averaging 16.1 points and 1.3 assists, while Femi Odukale is averaging 11 points and 3.6 rebounds. William Jeffress is dishing 1.4 assists and Jamarius Burton is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Pittsburgh Panthers are shooting 29.5 percent from beyond the arc and 63.4 percent from the free throw line. The Pittsburgh Panthers are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game.

The Hawks are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 road games and 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Panthers are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 Sunday games. The under is 4-1 in Hawks last 5 overall. The under is 6-2-1 in Panthers last 9 overall.

I said before the season started that the Pittsburgh Panthers would probably be one of the worst teams from a power conference this season, and so far they’re proving me right. Pitt is not a team I’m looking to back right now. The Monmouth Hawks are off to a terrific start, especially on defense, and that includes a road win over Cincinnati. I’ll gladly lay the bucket with the road team.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Monmouth Hawks -2

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