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NCAA hoops odds preview - Monmouth vs. Marist

Monmouth HawksMarist Red Foxes
10-11January 30, 2014, 07:00 | McCann Field House6-14

The Marist Red Foxes will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Monmouth Hawks at McCann Field House on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.

This season, the Red Foxes are 6-14 overall and 8-10 ATS, while the Hawks are 10-11 and 9-6-1 ATS. As for the totals, Marist boasts a 7-10 on the OU, and Monmouth is 7-9.

View Monmouth Hawks vs Marist Red Foxes Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Marist sat as -5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Foxes rated this week at No. 152 and the Hawks sitting at No. 224.

In their last action, Monmouth was a 77-71 loser on the road against Rider. They earned a push of the 6-point spread as underdogs. Monmouth suffered a 77-71 loss against Rider on Sunday, getting 12 points from Max DiLeo in a losing effort at Alumni Gymnasium.

In their last action, Marist was a 78-65 loser on the road against Canisius. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Marist suffered a 78-65 loss against Canisius on Sunday, getting 18 points from Chavaughn Lewis in a losing effort at Koessler Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Marist's No. 242-ranked offense, averaging 64.1 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 196 at 73.38 PPG. The Red Foxes field goal percentage has averaged 39.8% so far, less than the Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.45% per game.

A few Hawks at Red Foxes trends to consider:
Monmouth is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Marist is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Marist is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marist's last 5 games
Marist is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Monmouth home to Iona, Monday, February 3rd
Marist at Niagara, Saturday, February 1st