Check out our free Hofstra 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.
Hofstra vs Monmouth Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Pride vs Hawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Hofstra Pride at Monmouth Hawks
- Where: West Long Branch at OceanFirst Bank Center
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Hofstra -11, HOFST -688 | MONM +466 O/U 136.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Monmouth, the Hofstra Pride will be taking the floor for the 27th time this season and have an overall record of 18-8. On the road, the Pride will be playing their 17th game of the season, having gone 10-7. This season, Hofstra has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 12-1. For today’s contest, Hofstra has a betting line set -11 points in their favor.
Hofstra’s leading scorer this season is Aaron Estrada, who is averaging 21.18 points per contest. So far, Estrada has accounted for 24.25% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.41 rebounds per game and 4.09 assists. Tyler Thomas is the second leading scorer for the Pride, averaging 15.69 points per game. Between him and Thomas, they are accounting for 45.5% of the team’s scoring.
Hofstra comes into today’s matchup vs Monmouth, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.9 points per game. Through 26 games, they have hit 46.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Pride have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 340th in possessions per game.
Monmouth will take their 4 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 5-20. Currently, the Hawks have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 2-8. So far, the Hawks have been the underdog 24 times, going 5-19 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +11 underdogs on the spread.
Myles Foster comes into today’s game as the Hawks’ leading scorer at 12.52 points per contest. Not only has Foster been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Monmouth’s top rebounder at 6.6 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 9.68 points per game. Overall, he has hit 34.3% of his shots and is adding 4.12 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: Hofstra Pride -11
While analyzing this matchup between the Hofstra Pride and the Monmouth Hawks, we recommend choosing Hofstra to come out on top and cover the spread. The oddsmakers have the Hofstra as the heavy favorite with a point spread of -11. Not only do we like the Hofstra’s historical performance as the favorite, as they are 5-0 vs the spread in their last 5 games when favored to win. But, they are matched up against a team that plays a similar style of basketball. So far, both Hofstra and Monmouth are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Before tip-off, go ahead and place your bet on the Hofstra to win and cover the spread.