Yale Bulldogs vs. Monmouth Hawks Free Prediction 12/20/18

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The winless Monmouth Hawks (0-11) welcome the Yale Bulldogs (5-3) to OceanFirst Bank Center. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 20, 2018.

Yale Bulldogs vs. Monmouth Hawks Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Hawks got blown out by the Lehigh Mountain Hawks, 85-61, while the Bulldogs defeated the California Golden Bears, 76-59.

The Bulldogs had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.567 vs. 0.373) and had a better offensive rebounding percentage (25.8 vs. 25.0). Monmouth, on the other hand, did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (19-24; 79.2 percent). Monmouth was led by Deion Hammond, who recorded 21 points. Azar Swain, meanwhile played a key role for Yale with 16 points and six rebounds.

The Hawks won the lone game between these two teams last year, 85-64. Monmouth had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.654 vs. 0.445). Yale, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (15.2 vs. 18.9).

Second-chance opportunities could be rare for Monmouth in this meeting. The Hawks rank 243rd in offensive rebounding percentage (26.7 percent), while Yale ranks 87th in defensive rebounding percentage (73.9 percent) since the 2017-18 season.

Yale Bulldogs at Monmouth Hawks Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Yale, ATS Winner – Yale, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Yale ranks 28th in assists per game (16.5) while Monmouth ranks 211th (12.3).
  • The Hawks rank 80th in steals per game (6.5) while the Bulldogs rank 139th in steals allowed per game (7.3).
  • The Bulldogs rank 92nd in three pointers attempted per game (24.0) while the Hawks rank 239th (18.5).
  • Yale ranks 45th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while Monmouth ranks 114th (3.8).