Monmouth Hawks visit Sacred Heart Pioneers in college basketball clash
Monmouth Hawks vs Sacred Heart Pioneers Odds
Pitt Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Sacred Heart Pioneers and the visiting Monmouth Hawks in college hoops action on Saturday.
The Pioneers bring a 7-11 record (0-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-12 Hawks, who are 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Sacred Heart go 0-0 so far and the Hawks go 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pioneers sit at No. 304 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hawks sit at No. 326 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Pioneers will win this game 65-63.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hawks is ranked No. 275 in NCAA hoops at 32.4 per game. Contrast that with Sacred Heart’s No. 219 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Sacred Heart is the No. 115-ranked team in the country at 6.7 per game, while Monmouth rates No. 204 at 5.9 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Monmouth owns the country's No. 243-rated mark, allowing 73.2 points per game on the highway. Sacred Heart, on the other hand, rates No. 82 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Monmouth was a 73-54 winner at home against Fairleigh Dickinson. The Hawks grabbed a 73-54 win over the Knights on Thursday, behind a 21-point effort from Dion Nesmith at Multipurpose Activity Center.
Sacred Heart was an 87-76 winner in its last match at home against Bryant. The Pioneers got a terrific 26-point effort from Shane Gibson as Sacred Heart defeated Bryant 87-76 on Thursday at Pitt Center.
Monmouth home to Cent Conn State, Thursday, January 31
Sacred Heart at Wagner, Thursday, January 31