Check out our free Delaware vs Monmouth pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in West Long Branch. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Delaware vs Monmouth Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 2nd Betting Odds
Fightin’ Blue Hens vs Hawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens at Monmouth Hawks
- Where: West Long Branch at OceanFirst Bank Center
- Date: Thursday, February 2nd
- Betting Odds: Delaware -7.5, DEL -355 | MONM +270 O/U 135.0
Fightin’ Blue Hens Preview:
Through 23 games, the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens have an overall record of 12-11. So far, the Fightin’ Blue Hens have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 3-8. This season, Delaware has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 6-5. For today’s contest, Delaware has a betting line set -7.5 points in their favor.
Delaware’s leading scorer this season is Jameer Nelson Jr., who is averaging 19.68 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 23.13% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.16 rebounds per game and 3.37 assists. Jyare Davis is the second leading scorer for the Fightin’ Blue Hens, averaging 16.91 points per game. Between him and Davis, they are accounting for 46.1% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Delaware is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 23 games, they have only hit 35.2% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 38.73% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Delaware, the Monmouth Hawks will be taking the floor for the 23rd time this season and have an overall record of 2-20. Currently, the Hawks have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 0-8. So far, the Hawks have been the underdog 21 times, going 2-19 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7.5 underdogs on the spread.
Myles Foster comes into today’s game as the Hawks’ leading scorer at 12.14 points per contest. Not only has Foster been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Monmouth’s top rebounder at 6.55 boards per contest. Behind Foster, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jack Collins, who is second on the team in scoring at 9.73 points per game. Overall, he has hit 34.6% of his shots and is adding 4.14 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Monmouth this season, as they are currently ranked 280th in college basketball at 68.6 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Hawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 320th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens -7.5
Leading into this matchup, the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -7.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Fightin’ Blue Hens’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Delaware has a field goal percentage of 46.9, good for 61st in college basketball. In addition, look for the team to add to their trend of covering the spread on the road. Over their last 10 road matchups, they are 5-4-1 vs the spread.