Saint Peter’s Peacocks at Monmouth Hawks Free Prediction 01/05/19

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The Monmouth Hawks (1-13, 0-1 MAAC) and the Saint Peter’s Peacocks (4-9, 1-0 MAAC) face off at OceanFirst Bank Center. The Hawks will attempt to put an end to their 12-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

Saint Peter’s Peacocks vs. Monmouth Hawks ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Hawks lost big to the Lehigh Mountain Hawks, 85-61, while the Peacocks were victorious over the Lafayette Leopards, 93-86.

Saint Peter’s dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.0 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.7. For those same stats, Lafayette had marks of 16.8 and 27.5, respectively. Monmouth, meanwhile, did a great job of converting from the free throw line (19-24; 79.2 percent). Deion Hammond was a key piece for Monmouth with 21 points. Saint Peter’s rallied around Davauhnte Turner, who contributed 25 points, eight assists and six rebounds.

The Peacocks captured this series last year, taking two out of three games. In the last contest, Saint Peter’s won 60-58. Saint Peter’s had a better effective field goal percentage (0.481 vs. 0.471). Monmouth, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (28.6 vs. 18.2). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Saint Peter’s Peacocks at Monmouth Hawks Betting Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Monmouth, ATS Winner – Saint Peter’s, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Saint Peter’s ranks 32nd in blocks per game (4.8) while Monmouth ranks 138th (2.6).
  • The Hawks rank 230th in rebounds per game (33.0) while the Peacocks rank 233rd (32.8).
  • Monmouth ranks 235th in assists per game (10.4) while Saint Peter’s ranks 236th (10.4).
  • The Peacocks rank 175th in three pointers allowed per game (24.0) while the Hawks rank 246th (27.5).
  • Monmouth averages 6.6 steals per game, which ranks 100th in the NCAA. Saint Peter’s ranks 137th in steals allowed per game (7.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Peacocks have scored an average of 70.8 points per game (4.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 79.0 points per game (4.3 above their season average).
  • The Hawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 16.2, up from 15.9 for the season.