Monmouth Hawks visit Long Island Blackbirds in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Monmouth Hawks vs Long Island Blackbirds Odds
The visiting Monmouth Hawks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Wellness Center against the Long Island Blackbirds.
The Hawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Blackbirds are 0-0 ATS. Monmouth is 0-0 against the total, while Long Island is 0-0 versus the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 307 (Blackbirds) and the No. 331 (Hawks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 71-65 result in favor of the Blackbirds has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Long Island's No. 243-rated squad against Monmouth's No. 280-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Long Island rates No. 87 in the country with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 217 nationally with 5.8 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Monmouth owns the country's No. 235-rated mark, allowing 73 points per game on the highway. Long Island, on the other hand, rates No. 68 in scoring at home.
Monmouth was a 71-67 winner in its last match on the road against St. Francis NY. Monmouth got 20 points from Jesse Steele en route to a 71-67 victory over St. Francis NY on Thursday at Pope Center.
Last time out for Long Island, they were a 79-75 winner as they battled Fairleigh Dickinson on the road. The Blackbirds used a 30-point performance from Jamal Olasewere to help Long Island smack Fairleigh Dickinson 79-75 on Thursday at Rothman Center.
Monmouth home to Fairleigh Dickinson, Thursday, January 24
Long Island at St. Francis NY, Thursday, January 24