Fairleigh Dickinson Knights host Monmouth Hawks in college basketball action
Monmouth Hawks vs Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Fairleigh Dickinson vs Monmouth battle Sunday at Rothman Center as the Knights look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Knights currently sports a 7-17 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-0 ATS. The Hawks are 8-16 and 2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Knights produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hawks have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 333-rated Monmouth taking on the No. 343-rated Knights in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 61-58 win for the Hawks on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Fairleigh Dickinson has the nation's No. 223-rated offensive output, at 65.5 PPG. The visiting Hawks defense ranks No. 304 allowing on average 72.5 PPG. The Knights FG% has averaged 44.5% so far, more than the Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.9% per game.
Defensively, Monmouth features the nation's No. 276-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.1 points per game. Fairleigh Dickinson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 251 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Monmouth was a 79-63 loser on the road against Quinnipiac. The Hawks got 13 points from Jesse Steele, but it was Quinnipiac that prevailed in a 79-63 final on Thursday at TD Bank Sports Center.
Fairleigh Dickinson was a 77-70 loser in its last match on the road against Sacred Heart. The Knights got a 20-point effort from Kinu Rochford, who added 10 rebounds, but Sacred Heart still managed to defeat Fairleigh Dickinson 77-70 Thursday at Pitt Center.
Monmouth home to Long Island, Thursday, February 14
Fairleigh Dickinson home to St. Francis NY, Thursday, February 14