Monmouth Hawks vs Sam Houston State Bearkats Prediction, 4/24/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Monmouth Hawks vs Sam Houston State Bearkats
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Simmons Bank Field in Pine Bluff, AR
Odds/Point Spread: Monmouth (+7.5)
The Sam Houston State Bearkats (6-0) host the Monmouth Hawks (3-0) at Simmons Bank Field on Saturday. Monmouth opens this game as 7.5-point dogs. The total is set at 60.5.
The last time they took the field the Hawks played the Kennesaw State Owls and notched a win by a score of 42-17. Tony Muskett went 19/23 with 290 yards passing and completed 4 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. Juwon Farri paced the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 48 yards and he added 2 touchdowns in the game. He scurried for 179 yards by way of 22 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.1 yards per carry. Lonnie Moore IV led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 124 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 15.5 yards per catch for that contest. The Monmouth Hawks ran the ball a total of 34 times and racked up a total of 202 yards which had them averaging 5.9 yards per carry. In all, they ran 57 plays for a total of 492 yards. Overall, the Hawks totaled 23 first downs and they totaled 6 infractions for 101 yards.
In terms of defense, Monmouth gave up 9 completions on 18 throws for a total of 167 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. Against the run, the Hawks gave up 161 yards on 48 tries which means they had an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 328 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
When talking about scoring points, the Monmouth Hawks have an average of 41.7 PPG. Monmouth has a tally of 125 points and has tallied 18 TDs, while sporting an average of 30:30 minutes of ball control per game. When it comes to getting first downs, Monmouth has totaled 31 first downs through the air and 31 first downs via the ground.
In their last contest the Bearkats played the Incarnate Word Cardinals and won 42-14. Ramon Jefferson led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 22 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown in the game. He scurried for 92 yards via 13 carries which meant he averaged 7.1 yards per carry. Jequez Ezzard led the team in receiving yardage by earning 155 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 22.1 yards per reception for the game. Eric Schmid went 25/34 with 370 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks. The Sam Houston State Bearkats ran the ball 38 times and racked up 229 yards giving them an average of 6.0 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Bearkats earned 29 1st downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 35 yards. On the day, they ran 72 plays for a total of 599 yards.
When discussing the defense, Sam Houston State conceded 32 catches on 53 attempts totaling 305 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. In the game, they conceded 340 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Bearkats conceded 35 yards on 20 runs which means they had an average of 1.8 yards per carry allowed.
Sitting with an average of 29:42 minutes per game of ball control, the Bearkats have accounted for 26 TDs and 227 points so far this season. Regarding their ability to score points, the Bearkats are maintaining an average of 45.4 PPG. They have earned 42 first downs on the ground and 61 passing first downs this year.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Monmouth (+7.5)
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