Monmouth Hawks (4-8) at Quinnipiac Bobcats (3-9)
|Date & Time||Thursday December 28, 2017, 7:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Quinnipiac Bobcats +7 -- Over/Under:
The Monmouth Hawks and Quinnipiac Bobcats meet Thursday in college basketball action at the TD Bank Sports Center.
The Monmouth Hawks could use a victory after losing seven of their last nine games. The Monmouth Hawks are averaging 74.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Micah Seaborn is averaging 15.9 points and 2.2 assists while Deion Hammond is averaging 11.1 points and 2.1 rebounds. Austin Tilghman is dishing 4.8 assists and Ray Salnave is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Monmouth Hawks are shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Monmouth Hawks are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Monmouth Hawks have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Quinnipiac Bobcats also need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are averaging 71 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 76.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Cameron Young is averaging 15.9 points and 1.9 assists while Chaise Daniels is averaging 13.7 points and 4.6 rebounds. Rich Kelly is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Washington is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game. The Quinnipiac Bobcats have split their last four home games.
The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bobcats are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Quinnipiac, favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and road team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Monmouth Hawks have played a tough road schedule this season, but they've played inconsistent ball overall and haven't been good on the road. Hard to say you should be laying points with this team on the road. The Quinnipiac Bobcats have spent nearly all season on the road, so they're another team that may be better than their record. Bottom line is I don't like laying decent sized numbers with teams that struggle to win outright. Give me the points.