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Long Island Blackbirds face Monmouth Hawks: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Long Island BlackbirdsMonmouth Hawks
Feb 14, 7:00 PM | Multipurpose Activity Center

Long Island Blackbirds vs Monmouth Hawks Odds

13-11TEAM RECORD9-16

Long Island pays a visit to Monmouth on Thursday, hoping to send the Hawks to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Multipurpose Activity Center.

The Hawks sport records of 9-16 and 2-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Blackbirds have 13-11 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Hawks and 0-0 for the Blackbirds.

View Long Island vs Monmouth Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 282-rated Long Island taking on the No. 329-rated Hawks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-64 win for the Blackbirds on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Monmouth's No. 249-rated squad against Long Island's No. 175-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Monmouth rates No. 225 in the country with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 56 nationally with 7.5 per match.

Defensively, Long Island features the nation's No. 347-rated defense on the road, allowing 82.2 points per game. Monmouth, meanwhile, comes in at No. 279 nationally in scoring at home.

Long Island was an 83-75 winner in its last match at home against St. Francis NY. Long Island earned an 83-75 victory over St. Francis NY on Sunday, getting 20 points from Jamal Olasewere at Wellness Center.

In their last action, Monmouth was an 80-76 winner on the road against Fairleigh Dickinson. Monmouth got 28 points from Jesse Steele en route to an 80-76 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday at Rothman Center.

Next up:
Long Island home to Fairleigh Dickinson, Saturday, February 16
Monmouth home to St. Francis NY, Saturday, February 16