The No. 13 seed Monmouth Hawks (7-25, 5-13 CAA) play in the CAA Tournament against the No. 5 seed Drexel Dragons (16-14, 10-8 CAA) on Saturday at St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena, starting at 2:30 PM.
The Dragons match up with the Hawks in a game that Drexel is currently a strong favorite by 9.5 points. The point total for the matchup is set at 129.5.
Drexel vs. Monmouth Odds
Point Spread for Drexel vs. Monmouth
The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with bookmakers listing Drexel as the favorite.
Drexel vs. Monmouth Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Drexel has -476 odds to pick up the win, while Monmouth is listed at +363 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 129.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Game Time: 2:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: FloSports
- Location: Washington D.C.
- Arena: St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena
Drexel vs. Monmouth Betting Trends
Drexel has played 29 games, with 15 wins against the spread. The Dragons have won in nine, or 64.3%, of the 14 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Drexel’s games this year have hit the over on 12 of 32 set point totals.
Monmouth has played 32 games, with 12 wins, against the spread. The Hawks have been the underdog on the moneyline 30 total times this season. They’ve finished 7-23 in those games. Monmouth has gone over the point total 56.2% of the time this year (18 of 32 games with a set point total).
Drexel vs. Monmouth Key Players to Watch
Amari Williams leads his squad in both points (13.7) and rebounds (8.8) per game, and also averages 2.3 assists. Defensively, he averages 1.4 steals and 2.4 blocked shots (10th in the country). Lamar Oden Jr. is putting up 8.8 points, 1.2 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game. Luke House averages 8.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest. At the other end, he puts up 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Coletrane Washington averages 9.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, shooting 37.4% from the field and 30.5% from beyond the arc with 1.6 made 3-pointers per game.
Myles Foster is posting team highs in points (12.5 per game) and rebounds (6.6). And he is producing 1.8 assists, making 46% of his shots from the floor. The Hawks get 10.8 points, 4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game from Jack Collins. Klemen Vuga is putting up 9.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game, making 47.2% of his shots from the field. Tahron Allen is putting up 8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game, making 43.6% of his shots from the floor.
What you need to know about the Drexel Dragons
A total of eight out of Drexel’s 18 CAA games this season have gone over the point total. The Dragons have been carried by their defense, as they rank 22nd-best in the nation by giving up just 62.6 points per game. They rank 306th in college basketball in points scored (66.8 per contest). Drexel is averaging 32.3 boards per game (143rd-ranked in college basketball). It is allowing 29 rebounds per contest (59th-ranked).
With 7.2 three-pointers per game, Drexel is 203rd in the country. It sports a 31.4% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 325th in college basketball. The Dragons rank 11th-best in college basketball by allowing 5.4 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage allowed, they rank 167th in college basketball at 33.6%.
The Dragons have gone 4-6 in their past 10 contests, with a 4-6 record against the spread during that span. Four of Drexel’s last 10 games have gone over the total. Drexel has been racking up 65.1 points per game in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly lower than the 66.8 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. The past 10 games have seen Drexel concede 3.3 more points per game (65.9) than its season-long average (62.6).
What you need to know about the Monmouth Hawks
Monmouth and its opponents have combined to hit the over 10 out of 19 times this season in CAA action. The Hawks are the seventh-worst squad in college basketball in points scored (62.2 per game) and 317th in points allowed (75.1). Monmouth collects 29.5 rebounds per game and concede 32.8 boards, ranking 298th and 287th, respectively, in college basketball.
In 2022-23 Monmouth is -4-worst in the country in 3-point makes (4.2 per game) and third-worst in 3-point percentage (29%). Defensively, the Hawks are fifth-worst in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed per game at 9.4. And they are 18th-worst in 3-point percentage conceded at 37.1%.
The Hawks have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 5-5 overall over their last 10 games. Eight of Monmouth’s last 10 outings have gone over the total. Monmouth has played better offensively in its previous 10 games, posting 71.5 points per contest, 9.3 more than its season average of 62.2. Over their last 10 games, the Hawks are giving up 71.6 points per contest, compared to their season average of 75.1 points allowed.
Drexel vs. Monmouth Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this game is Drexel, and we project that Drexel will cover the spread (Drexel -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 129.5 points.
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