Monmouth Hawks vs. Bucknell Bison Betting Prediction

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The winless Monmouth Hawks (0-8) visit Sojka Pavilion to meet the Bucknell Bison (2-3). Action starts at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Monmouth Hawks at Bucknell Bison ATS Odds

Both teams were blown out in their last contest. The Bison fell to the Northeastern Huskies, 96-78, while the Hawks were defeated by the 10th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, 90-44.

Monmouth had a better turnover percentage (19.7 vs. 18.2) while Bucknell had a free throw rate of 0.283 (above their season average of 0.279). Bruce Moore had a solid performance for Bucknell with 16 points. Meanwhile, Monmouth was led by Ray Salnave, who had 14 points.

The Hawks won the sole contest between these two teams last season, 79-78. Monmouth did a fantastic job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (24-30; 80.0 percent). Bucknell, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (9.8 vs. 16.8).

The aggressive Bucknell offense seems poised to dominate from the foul line. The Bison rank 11th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.303, while Monmouth ranks 326th in FTA rate allowed (0.290) dating back to last season.

Monmouth Hawks vs. Bucknell Bison ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Bucknell, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Bucknell ranks 38th in three pointers allowed per game (19.5) while Monmouth ranks 316th (26.5).
  • The Hawks rank 117th in steals per game (6.5) while the Bison rank 247th (5.3).
  • Bucknell averages 35.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 155th in the nation. Monmouth ranks 184th in rebounds allowed per game (35.3).
  • The Bison rank 48th in blocks per game (4.3) while the Hawks rank 255th (2.4).
  • Bucknell ranks 124th in assists per game (14.3) while Monmouth ranks 262nd (12.2).