Iona Gaels vs Monmouth Hawks 01/05/2020 Spread, Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Iona Gaels vs Monmouth Hawks 01/05/2020 – Sunday afternoon college football is all set to take place with an interesting Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference match between Iona Gaels and Monmouth Hawks. The match will commence at Ocean First Bank Center in West Long Branch, New Jersey and the Gaels look forward to increasing their 0-1 conference record. Overall, Iona has won just two games this season and they need to make up for their six lost games. Monmouth Hawks split their 12 overall games while holding the same record as Iona in the MAA Conference. The ncaa college football betting line is out as this is expected to be an exciting game.
Iona Gaels vs Monmouth Hawks 01/05/2020
Iona Gaels are currently dealing with several issues right from shooting to defending. The Gaels lost their last game against Saint Peter’s despite their hard effort. Iona scored 74 points but allowed 75 at the last minute. E.J. Crawford seems to be the shooting leader for his team by touching an average of close to 18 points per game. What the Gaels really need is a solid defense to support their shooting unit.
Players to watch: E.J. Crawford G (8 GP 36.8 MIN 17.1 PTS 4.5 REB 1 AST 1.5 STL 0.3 BLK 3 TO 45 FG% 81.3 FT% 25.8 3P%), T. Agee F (8 GP 32.9 MIN 15.1 PTS 7.9 REB 2.9 AST 1.1 STL 1.5 BLK 4.4 TO 56.1 FG% 76.8 FT% 36.4 3P%), A. Gist G (8 GP 32.1 MIN 9.4 PTS 2.4 REB 3.1 AST 0.6 STL 0 BLK 2.3 TO 34.2 FG% 52.9 FT% 32.6 3P%).
Monmouth Hawks have been recognized for their 6-6 overall record, but they still have a long way to get past opponents in the Metro Atlantic Athletic. The Hawks need to focus a little more on their shooing to progress against equally strong opponents. Their last game against Siena was a struggle as the Hawks were stuck with 72 points. From the defensive end, Monmouth surrendered 75 points to the opponent. Deion Hammond is touching an average of close to 17 points for his team while the other leading scorer is Ray Salnave averaging close to 14 points a game.
Players to watch: D. Hammond G (12 GP 28.7 MIN 16.3 PTS 3.2 REB 0.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 1.5 TO 41.2 FG% 86.2 FT% 36.5 3P%), R. Salnave G (12 GP 25.3 MIN 13.8 PTS 4.1 REB 2.9 AST 1.7 STL 0.3 BLK 1.9 TO 41.6 FG% 85.1 FT% 45.8 3P%), M. Traore F (12 GP 22.2 MIN 7.4 PTS 6.4 REB 0.4 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 1.8 TO 40.2 FG% 68.2 FT% 0 3P%).
Iona Gaels vs Monmouth Hawks Betting Predictions
Iona is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Monmouth’s last 5 games.
Iona Gaels vs Monmouth Hawks Betting Picks
While several college basketball betting odds are on the side of Iona, Monmouth stands a better chance at this game. Iona still needs to get control of their game after dealing with several losses this season. Whereas, the Hawks have played against some strong teams and defeated them.
Moneyline: Based on the analysis Iona will hold a moneyline of +111. Whereas, Monmouth will settle with -130.
ATS: Iona Gaels are will settle for an ATS of +2 while Monmouth Hawks are set for -2.
Totals: A total of over 147 will go to the Gaels and a total of under 147 will go to Monmouth.
Score Prediction: 71-70, Monmouth Hawks.