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Monmouth Hawks vs Red Storm College Hoops Game Preview

Monmouth HawksSt. John's Red Storm
1-2November 22, 2013, 09:00 | Carnesecca Arena2-1

A key college battle sees the visiting Monmouth Hawks travelling to St. John's Friday to take on the Red Storm.

The Hawks will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 2-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Red Storm are 0-2 ATS. Monmouth is 1-2 on the totals; St. John's is 1-1.

View Monmouth Hawks vs St. John's Red Storm Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Red Storm as -19.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 281-rated Red Storm and the No. 337-ranked Hawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Monmouth was an 82-66 loser in its last match on the road against Seton Hall. They covered the 19.5-point spread as underdogs. The Hawks endured an 82-66 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Monday, despite a 24-point effort from Deon Jones at Prudential Center.

In their last action, St. John's was a 67-63 winner at home against Bucknell. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Red Storm grabbed a 67-63 win over the Bison on Tuesday, behind a 16-point effort from Phil Greene IV at Carnesecca Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. John's's No. 182-ranked offense, averaging 71.67 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 237 at 81.67 PPG. The Red Storm field goal percentage has averaged 44.57% so far, more than the Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.18% per game.

A few Hawks at Red Storm trends to consider:
Monmouth is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Monmouth is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
St. John's is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
St. John's is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Monmouth at Penn State, Tuesday, November 26th
St. John's at Longwood, Tuesday, November 26th