The Princeton Tigers (2-6) will be at home in L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium when they meet the Monmouth Hawks (3-7). Princeton is a 2-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 137.5 points. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN Full Court.
Monmouth Hawks at Princeton Tigers Odds Preview
The last time the Hawks played, they lost to the No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats, 93-76. Monmouth’s Micah Seaborn put up 18 points and five rebounds in the game. Kentucky did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (24-32; 75.0 percent). Monmouth, meanwhile, forced the Wildcats into a turnover percentage of 20.9 (above the 13.7 mark opponents have averaged against Monmouth this season).
The Tigers are hoping for a better outcome after their 71-60 loss to the George Washington Colonials in their last contest. Devin Cannady was Princeton’s leading scorer with 23 points on 9-for-14 shooting. George Washington did a fantastic job of making free throws (16-22; 72.7 percent). Princeton, on the other hand, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.582 (above their season average of 0.516).
Princeton could put on a ball-control clinic in this meeting. Dating back to last season, Princeton ranks 26th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.2 percent), while Monmouth has forced the 41st-fewest turnovers (19.1 percent). It will also be a tale of two paces as the up-tempo Hawks rank 26th in possessions per game, while the more methodical Tigers rank 344th.
In terms of the O/U total, these teams are complete opposites. Games involving Monmouth have finished over 66.7 percent of the time, while Princeton games have gone under 60.0 percent of the time. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Hawks have a sizable advantage. They are 3-7 SU and 2-4 ATS, while the Tigers are 2-6 SU and 0-5 ATS.
The Hawks won the sole contest against the Tigers last season, 96-90. The Hawks played a nearly flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.2 and a free throw rate of 0.239. For those same stats, the Tigers were 11.1 and 0.147, respectively.
Monmouth Hawks at Princeton Tigers Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Monmouth, ATS Winner – Monmouth, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Tigers rank 12th in assists allowed per game (10.4) while the Hawks rank 120th (13.1).
- Princeton ranks 33rd in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Monmouth ranks 103rd (4.2).
- Princeton ranks 16th in steals allowed per game (4.6) while Monmouth ranks 186th (6.3).
- The Hawks rank 89th in rebounds per game (38.3) while the Tigers rank 247th (32.3).
- Princeton ranks 50th in three pointers attempted per game (25.6) while Monmouth ranks 189th (23.0).