Marist Red Foxes vs. Monmouth Hawks Free Prediction 01/16/20

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A five-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the Monmouth Hawks (8-7, 2-2 MAAC) when they clash with the Marist Red Foxes (2-12, 1-4 MAAC) at OceanFirst Bank Center. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Marist Red Foxes at Monmouth Hawks Betting Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last game. The Hawks fell to the Quinnipiac Bobcats, 84-70, while the Red Foxes were defeated by the Rider Broncs, 69-52.

Marist had a better turnover percentage (17.1 vs. 15.4) while Monmouth forced Quinnipiac into a turnover percentage of 26.8 (above their season average of 16.7). George Papas had a good game for Monmouth, contributing 10 points and five rebounds. Meanwhile, Matt Herasme played a pivotal role for Marist with eight points and six rebounds.

The Red Foxes won the lone game between these two teams last year, 75-67. Marist had a much better free throw rate (0.255 vs. 0.132). Monmouth, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (5.1 vs. 16.8). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

This has potential to be an error-filled game for the offense of Marist. Marist ranks 259th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.7 percent), while the gambling defense of Monmouth forces the 42nd-most turnovers in the country (23.4 percent).

Marist vs. Monmouth Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Monmouth, ATS Winner – Marist, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Monmouth ranks 135th in assists per game (13.1) while Marist ranks 245th (8.8).
  • The Red Foxes rank 187th in rebounds allowed per game (36.6) while the Hawks rank 228th (38.1).
  • The Hawks rank 30th in steals per game (8.7) while the Red Foxes rank 107th (6.9).
  • Marist ranks fourth in blocks allowed per game (2.0) while Monmouth ranks 67th (3.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Red Foxes’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 10.2, up from 9.4 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Hawks have scored an average of 74.2 points per game (6.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 71.0 points per game (0.2 above their season average).