St. Peter's Peacocks vs Monmouth Hawks Prediction, 12/18/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Peter's Peacocks vs Monmouth Hawks
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Location: OceanFirst Bank Center in West Long Branch, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: St. Peter's (+1)
The St. Peter's Peacocks (4-2) are headed to OceanFirst Bank Center on Friday where they'll meet the Monmouth Hawks (0-1). Monmouth opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The total is set at 141.5.
St. Peter's enters this contest with a win-loss record of 4-2 for the year. They are averaging 66.5 points per game (262nd in college basketball) while connecting on 42.1% from the floor. The Peacocks are hitting 35.2% on shots from beyond the arc (44 of 125) and 64.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, St. Peter's is snagging 36.5 rebounds per game and has totaled 89 dimes so far this year, which is 85th in the nation in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 14.3 times per contest and as a unit are committing 22.5 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Peacocks are forcing their opponents into 16.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.0 fouls. They are conceding 36.7% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 86th in the nation in points per game allowed (64.7). The Peacocks defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 40.3% (129 of 320) and they surrender 37.8 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 230th in D-1 in allowing assists with 79 relinquished for the campaign.
The St. Peter's Peacocks played the Niagara Purple Eagles and notched a win by a score of 53-49 in their last game. St. Peter's ended the game with a 37.3% FG percentage (19 out of 51) and converted 2 of their 17 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Peacocks knocked down 13 of 18 attempts for a rate of 72.2%. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned 39 with 10 of them being offensive. They also distributed 6 assists in the matchup while having 6 steals and 3 blocks. When it comes to defending, St. Peter's allowed their opponent to shoot 37.3% from the field on 19 out of 51. Niagara doled out 9 assists and 5 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Purple Eagles grabbed 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Niagara ended up going 50.0% when shooting free throws by making 11 of 22 shots. They knocked down 8 of their 22 tries from distance.
Fousseyni Drame is someone who saw a lot of action in the game. He ended up walking away with 14 points on 4 of 7 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31 minutes and collected 9 boards. Drame ended up shooting 57.1% from the field and distributed 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Peacocks was KC Ndefo. He pulled down 8 rebounds and also tallied 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 44.4% from the field for this game by connecting on 4-of-9 (15 points). At the conclusion of this game, Ndefo played 30 minutes.
Monmouth has a win-loss record of 0-1 so far this year. Monmouth has totaled 88 points this season and they collect 21 rebounds per game. The Hawks are committing 23 fouls per contest and they connect on 69.2% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Hawks are connecting on 46.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 139th in the country. They are assisting teammates 17 times per contest (50th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 10 times per contest. The Hawks on the defensive side of the court are 325th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 96. They have relinquished 14 dimes and 43 boards per game, which ranks them 237th and 313th in those categories. The Monmouth defense gives up 45.8% on 3-point attempts (11 of 24) and opponents are knocking down 90.6% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 24 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 54.9% from the floor (327th in college hoops).
When they last played, the Monmouth Hawks took a loss by a score of 96-88 when they faced the Hofstra Pride. The Hawks were able to corral 15 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 21 in the game. They also blocked 2 attempts while getting 13 steals in this game. The Pride were called for 16 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Hawks to the charity stripe for 13 tries. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 69.2%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Monmouth made 15 of their 30 attempts (50.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Hawks went 32 for 69 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.4%. The Hawks allowed the Pride to bury 28 out of 51 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 54.9% in this contest. They finished 45.8% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 11 of 24 and finished the game at 29 of 32 at the free throw line (90.6%). When talking about rebounding, Monmouth allowed Hofstra to grab 39 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Deion Hammond saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Hawks for the game. He converted 9 out of 21 for the matchup giving him a rate of 42.9%, which had him sitting at 24 points. Hammond collected 2 rebounds in his 37 minutes played and added 4 dimes in this game. Someone else who saw a lot of court time for Monmouth was George Papas. He was able to score 32 points in 36 minutes on the court by going 10 of 17 from the floor for the game. Papas finished going 58.8% from the field in addition to earning 3 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Peter's (+1)
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