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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Monmouth Hawks in Battle with Rutgers Scarlet Knights

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will hit the floor running against the away Monmouth Hawks Sunday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Monmouth Hawks before tip-off in this one found them as -9.5-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Monmouth Hawks vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Monmouth Hawks will look to cover the spread vs the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Sunday, as the Hawks are 7-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Scarlet Knights are 3-4 ATS. Monmouth is 5-4 against the total, while Rutgers is 2-5 versus the total betting line.

This game puts the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, most recently No. 301 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Monmouth Hawks, who rate No. 108 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Rutgers's No. 213-ranked scoring average of 68 PPG, against a Monmouth Hawks defense rated No. 183 and allowing 73 PPG. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights FG% has averaged 42.64% to date this season, more than the Monmouth Hawks shooters have managed so far (42.03% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hawks got 18 points from Je'lon Hornbeak as Monmouth ran past Georgetown 83-68 on Tuesday at Verizon Center.

Rutgers was run off the court by the Colonials on Saturday as George Washington routed them 83-49 at Charles E. Smith Center.

Betting Trends
  • Monmouth is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Monmouth is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Monmouth's last 8 games on the road
  • Monmouth is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rutgers
  • Rutgers is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games
  • Rutgers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Rutgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Monmouth

Next Betting Matchups

Monmouth at Cornell, Wednesday, December 23rd
Rutgers at Fairleigh Dickinson, Wednesday, December 23rd