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Saint Peter's favored by -4.5 against Monmouth on Sunday

Monmouth HawksSaint Peter's Peacocks
10-14February 09, 2014, 02:00 | Yanitelli Center8-14

The Saint Peter's Peacocks will try to cover the spread at Yanitelli Center on Sunday when they get a visit from the Monmouth Hawks in NCAA basketball action.

Supporters of the Hawks have watched them go 10-14 and 10-8-1 ATS on the year, while the Peacocks are at 8-14 and 5-10-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Peacocks are 5-11, while the Hawks have a 9-10 mark.

View Monmouth Hawks vs Saint Peter's Peacocks Odds and Stats.

Saint Peter's opened as -4.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 234 (Peacocks) and the No. 227 (Hawks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Monmouth lost its last outing, a 60-56 result against Fairfield on February 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Andrew Nicholas scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Hawks to a win (they lost 60-56 to Fairfield at Webster Bank Arena on Friday).

Last time out for Saint Peter's, they were a 66-53 winner as they battled Siena at home. They covered in the match as a 1-point underdog. Saint Peter's earned a 66-53 victory over Siena on Friday, getting 18 points from Desi Washington at Yanitelli Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Saint Peter's's No. 244 nationally ranked offense (63.68 points per game) against a Hawks defense that sits as the No. 204 at 73.54 PPG. The Peacocks have been averaging 39.64% from the field, less than the Hawks have managed so far this season (41.76% on average).

Next up:
Monmouth at Iona, Friday, February 14th
Saint Peter's at Iona, Wednesday, February 12th