Marist at Monmouth
|Date & Time||Sunday February 17, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)|
OceanFirst Bank Center
West Long Branch, NJ
Monmouth Hawks -3 -- Over/Under: 126
The Marist Red Foxes will travel to the OceanFirst Bank Center to take on the Monmouth Hawks this Sunday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Marist Red Foxes won their 3rd straight game and improved to 11-14 (6-7 MAAC) on the season after defeating the Quinnipiac Bobcats, 63-61, this past Friday. Marist was solid on the defensive end against the Bobcats and was able to hold off a late Quinnipiac charge after taking a 50-40 lead with 6:09 left in regulation. Marist shot 43.6% from the field while holding Quinnipiac to just 37.7% shooting from the field and 33.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Red Foxes was Brian Parker who had 12 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, and a block.
On the season, Marist is averaging 68.8 ppg on 45.9% shooting from the field. The Red Foxes are averaging 8.5 three-pointers per game on 37.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Marist has been led by Brian Parker (14.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.5 apg), Ryan Funk (11.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg), Isaiah Lamb (8.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg), and David Knudsen (7.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.8 apg).
Defensively, Marist is allowing their opponents to average 69.7 ppg on 44.0% shooting from the field. The Red Foxes have a rebound margin of -1.9 and a turnover margin of 0.5.
The Monmouth Hawks had their 4-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 10-17 (9-5 MAAC) on the season after being defeated by the Rider Broncs, 81-72, this past Friday night. Monmouth struggled protecting the basketball against the Rider defense and couldn’t fight back after the Broncs took a 52-41 lead with 13:17 left in regulation. Monmouth shot just 20.0% from beyond the arc and committed 23 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Hawks was Ray Salnave who had 17 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals.
On the season, Monmouth is averaging 64.3 ppg on 40.6% shooting from the field. The Hawks are averaging 4.7 three-pointers per game on 29.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Monmouth has been led by Ray Salnave (12.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.2 spg), Deion Hammond (11.8 ppg, 2.1 rpg), Diago Quinn (8.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg), and Mustapha Traore (6.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg).
Defensively, Monmouth is allowing their opponents to average 71.4 ppg on 42.6% shooting from the field. The Hawks have a rebound margin of -0.4 and a turnover margin of 0.1.
The Red Foxes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Marist has won 4 of their last 5 games and come into this match-up ranked 279th in scoring offense, 109th in FG%, and 136th in scoring defense.
Monmouth has won 8 of their last 11 games and currently rank 333rd in scoring offense, 186th in scoring defense, and 110th in defensive FG%.
Monmouth has dominated this series as of late, winning their last 8 match-ups against Marist, however, the Red Foxes are playing some of their best basketball of the season as of late, which included impressive road wins at Canisius and Quinnipiac. Marist strength is with their defense and as Monmouth has had trouble putting up points all season, I’m taking Marist and the points in this one.