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Niagara vs. Monmouth - 1/26/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Monmouth at Niagara
Date & Time Saturday January 26, 2019, 3:00 PM (EST)
Location
Gallagher Center
Lewiston, New York
The Line
The Line: Niagara -2 -- Over/Under: 143.5
TV Channel
https://purpleeagles.com/watch/?Live=1114&type=Live
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The Monmouth Hawks and Niagara Purple Eagles meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Gallagher Center.

The Monmouth Hawks look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Monmouth Hawks are averaging 64.7 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Ray Salnave is averaging 13 points and 2.9 assists while Deion Hammond is averaging 12.3 points and 2.2 rebounds. Diago Quinn is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Nick Rutherford is dishing 2.2 assists. The Monmouth Hawks are shooting 28.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Monmouth Hawks are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The Monmouth Hawks have lost six of their last eight road games.

The Niagara Purple Eagles could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Niagara Purple Eagles are averaging 72.8 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 76.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Marvin Prochet is averaging 17.6 points and 7.8 rebounds while James Towns is averaging 12.3 points and 4.1 assists. Dominic Robb is the third double-digit scorer and Keleaf Tate is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Niagara Purple Eagles are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Niagara Purple Eagles are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The Niagara Purple Eagles have split their last eight home games.

The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Purple Eagles are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 Saturday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Niagara and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The over is 6-0 in Purple Eagles last 6 home games. The over is 6-1 in Hawks last 7 road games.

The Monmouth Hawks head into this game in much better form, but they're also a team that's lost six of their last eight on the road and are losing by an average of 13.7 points. The Niagara Purple Eagles are ice cold at the moment, but they've had their most consistent success at home this season and are only losing by an average of 1.7 points. This is a game between two very inconsistent teams that have also been hit and miss against the number, but I give Niagara the slight edge because its at home.

Pick:
Niagara -2

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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