Hofstra @ Monmouth
Current Records: Hofstra 18-8; Monmouth 5-20
What to Know
The Monmouth Hawks are 0-6 against the Hofstra Pride since December of 2017, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Saturday. Monmouth and Hofstra will face off in a Colonial battle at 2 p.m. ET at OceanFirst Bank Center. The Hawks are out to stop an 11-game streak of losses at home.
Monmouth was able to grind out a solid win over the Stony Brook Seawolves on Wednesday, winning 61-54. Among those leading the charge for Monmouth was guard Tahron Allen, who had 22 points in addition to six steals and six rebounds.
Meanwhile, Hofstra had enough points to win and then some against the Northeastern Huskies on Wednesday, taking their game 72-53. The Pride's guard Jaquan Carlos looked sharp as he had ten points and nine assists along with nine boards.
The Hawks are the clear underdogs, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. They are currently five-for-five against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
The wins brought Monmouth up to 5-20 and Hofstra to 18-8. Two offensive stats to keep an eye on: Monmouth is 361st worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 59 on average. The Pride's offense has more to brag about, as they they enter the contest with a 48% field goal percentage, good for 26th best in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
- Where: OceanFirst Bank Center -- West Long Branch, New Jersey
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Pride are a big 11-point favorite against the Hawks, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Pride as a 12-point favorite.
Hofstra have won all of the games they've played against Monmouth in the last nine years.
- Jan 11, 2023 - Hofstra 77 vs. Monmouth 57
- Dec 22, 2021 - Hofstra 77 vs. Monmouth 71
- Dec 15, 2020 - Hofstra 96 vs. Monmouth 88
- Nov 09, 2019 - Hofstra 94 vs. Monmouth 74
- Dec 05, 2018 - Hofstra 75 vs. Monmouth 73
- Dec 06, 2017 - Hofstra 85 vs. Monmouth 84