Cent Conn State Blue Devils vs Monmouth Hawks Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Multipurpose Activity Center Thursday as host Monmouth looks to handle the Cent Conn State Blue Devils in NCAA hoops action.
Monmouth will face the 8-11 Blue Devils, who own a 0-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hawks are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blue Devils are 1-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Hawks, most recently No. 317 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Blue Devils, who rate No. 293 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-64 victory for the Blue Devils.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Monmouth's No. 247 nationally ranked offense (64.5 points per game) against a Blue Devils defense that sits as the No. 340 at 76.5 PPG. The Hawks have been averaging 39.1% from the field, less than the Blue Devils have managed so far this season (42.9% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Cent Conn State owns the country's No. 327-rated mark, allowing 78.7 points per game on the highway. Monmouth, on the other hand, rates No. 253 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Cent Conn State, they were a 72-70 winner as they battled St. Francis NY at home. The Blue Devils grabbed a 72-70 win over the Terriers on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Kyle Vinales at Detrick Gymnasium.
Monmouth was an 82-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Sacred Heart. Monmouth suffered an 82-68 loss against Sacred Heart on Saturday, getting 16 points from Dion Nesmith in a losing effort at Pitt Center.
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