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Monmouth vs Syracuse Pick & Preview: Monday, December 12th Betting Odds
Hawks vs Orange Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Monmouth Hawks at Syracuse Orange
- Where: Syracuse at JMA Wireless Dome
- Date: Monday, December 12th
- Betting Odds: Monmouth +21, MONM +1850 | SYRA -6046 O/U 140.0
Monmouth will take the floor against the Orange with an overall record of 1-9. So far, the Hawks have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 1-7. Monmouth has been the underdog across each of their previous 10 games. This is is no different than today’s matchup, as they are +21 point underdogs on the spread.
Myles Foster comes into today’s game as the Hawks’ leading scorer at 11.4 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 9.6 points per game. Overall, he has hit 37.8% of his shots and is adding 3.5 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 that 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.
Syracuse will take their 3 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 6-4. Currently, the Orange have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 5-2. The Orange’s are sitting with a betting line that is -21 points in their favor. For the season, Syracuse has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 5-2.
Jesse Edwards comes into today’s game as the Orange’s leading scorer at 15.6 points per contest. Not only has Edwards been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Syracuse’s top rebounder at 11.4 boards per contest. Behind Edwards, the team has benefited from the strong play of Joseph Girard III who is second on the team in scoring at 14.7 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.1% of his shots and is adding 2.6 boards per game.
So far this season, Syracuse has put together a strong scoring offense at 77.4 points per game (48th). This strong figure has come despite the Orange playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 37.7% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Syracuse’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 45.0%
Free Spread Prediction: Syracuse Orange -21
When it comes to getting a bet down for this game, our model points to Syracuse coming away with both a straight up and ATS win over Monmouth as -21 point favorites. Syracuse should feel comfortable with the pace of this game, as Monmouth also prefers to slow the game down. In addition, we like how the Orange’s have been peforming well when favored to win, as they have made bettors money of late. In Syracuse’s previous 5 games as the favorite, they are 3-2 vs the spread. We will be riding that trend and cashing in on the Syracuse Orange to win and cover vs Monmouth.