Check out our free North Carolina A&T 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.
North Carolina A&T vs Monmouth Pick & Preview: Monday, February 13th Betting Odds
Aggies vs Hawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: North Carolina A&T Aggies at Monmouth Hawks
- Where: West Long Branch at OceanFirst Bank Center
- Date: Monday, February 13th
- Betting Odds: North Carolina A&T -1, NCAT -118 | MONM -105 O/U 140.0
North Carolina A&T heads into this matchup having played 27 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-15. On the road, the Aggies will be playing their 13th game of the season, having gone 4-9. So far, the Aggies have been favored 6 times, going 4-2 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have North Carolina A&T as -1 point favorites.
North Carolina A&T will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kam Woods who is averaging 17.5 points per game for the Aggies. Woods is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Aggies’ offensive game plan is the play of Marcus Watson who has hit 43.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.78 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for North Carolina A&T this season, as they are currently ranked 308th in college basketball at 67.7 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 Aggies’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.2%, placing them 404th in the NCAA.
Monmouth will take the floor against the Aggies with an overall record of 5-21. So far this season, Monmouth has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 2-9. For the season, Monmouth has been the underdog in 25 games, sitting with a mark of 5-20. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Hawks being +1 point underdogs.
Myles Foster comes into today’s game as the Hawks’ leading scorer at 12.12 points per contest. Not only has Foster been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Monmouth’s top rebounder at 6.58 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 9.54 points per game. Overall, he has hit 34.1% of his shots and is adding 4.15 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: Monmouth Hawks +1
In this matchup, between the Monmouth Hawks and North Carolina A&T Aggies, we recommend getting a bet down on Monmouth to cover the spread as home dogs. Our analysis points to the Hawks’ defense as the key reason that they will cover at +1. Look for North Carolina A&T’s offensive struggles to continue, as their overall field goal percentage is just 320th in college basketball. Although the oddsmakers have North Carolina A&T as the betting favorite, before tip-off we feel good about taking the points with Monmouth at home.