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Pioneers face Monmouth Hawks: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Sacred Heart PioneersMonmouth Hawks
Feb 2, 7:00 PM | Multipurpose Activity Center

Sacred Heart Pioneers vs Monmouth Hawks Odds

10-13TEAM RECORD6-17

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Multipurpose Activity Center Thursday as host Monmouth looks to handle the Sacred Heart Pioneers in NCAAB action.

The Hawks bring a 6-17 record (1-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-13 Pioneers, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Monmouth go 2-3 so far and the Pioneers go 0-0.

View Sacred Heart vs Monmouth Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawks - Pioneers odds would favor the Pioneers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Monmouth is rated No. 333 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Sacred Heart is at No. 272. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 70-59 win for the Pioneers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Monmouth's No. 249-ranked offense, averaging 64.5 PPG, against a Pioneers defense that ranks No. 320 at 74.9 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 40.9% so far, less than the Pioneers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45% per game.

Defensively, Sacred Heart features the nation's No. 259-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.1 points per game. Monmouth, meanwhile, comes in at No. 182 nationally in scoring at home.

Sacred Heart was an 81-80 loser in its last match at home against Mount St. Mary's. Shane Gibson chucked in a team-high 41 points for Sacred Heart on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 81-80 at Pitt Center.

Monmouth won its last outing, a 78-68 result against Bryant on January 28. Monmouth earned a 78-68 victory over Bryant on Saturday, getting 22 points from Jesse Steele at Chace Athletic Center.

Next up:
Sacred Heart at Fairleigh Dickinson, Saturday, February 4
Monmouth home to Quinnipiac, Saturday, February 4

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