Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Tribe and Hawks. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on FloH, and it's hosted by the Hawks at OceanFirst Bank Center in West Long Branch, NJ. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Coastal Athletic Association conference game currently have Monmouth as the -8.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 143 points.

WILLIAM & MARY TRIBE VS MONMOUTH HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: William & Mary Tribe +8.5

This game will be played at OceanFirst Bank Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.

WHY BET THE WILLIAM & MARY TRIBE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Hawks.
  • Even though we have Monmouth winning straight-up, we like William & Mary at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Tribe Lock in a Win at West Long Branch?

William & Mary's record on the road this season is 2-8, and they have lost their last five games at home. They are coming off a one-point loss to Charleston, which dropped their overall record to 8-15. So far, the Tribe have gone 2-13 as the underdog.

Through 23 games, William & Mary has an average scoring margin of -9.2 points per game on the road. They are 3-7 in conference games this season, compared to 5-8 in non-conference contests.

William & Mary has an ATS record of 9-12 this season and they are 5-10 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Tribe have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

William & Mary's over/under record for the season is 11-10 and today's line of 143 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (143.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 146 points, which is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year. Over their last 10 games, the average scoring total is 138 points, which is lower than the over/under line today.

William & Mary finished with 83 points in their game against Charleston. This total surpasses their season-average of 72 points per game. Gabe Dorsey is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 13.6. Meanwhile, Trey Moss also brings a PPG average of 12.8 into the game.

At this time, the Tribe's defense is positioned 198th in the country, permitting 73.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, William & Mary's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.2% this season.

Can the Hawks Hold Strong at Home?

Monmouth is 11-1 at home this season and has won 11 straight games at home. They are 7-0 as the favorite this season, and they are 5-5 in conference play. Overall, Monmouth is 12-11.

On the road, Monmouth is just 1-10, and they have lost nine straight games away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -7.8 points per game. In their last game, Monmouth lost to Delaware, 84-80.

Monmouth has been solid against the spread this season, going 16-6-1. At home, the Hawks are 9-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Monmouth is 6-4.

Monmouth's over/under record for the season is 12-10-1 and today's line of 143 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games (143.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points, which is higher than today's line.

Monmouth's offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 80 points against Delaware. They had an overall field goal percentage of 43.3% and made 15/23 free throws. Xander Rice is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 21.7. Meanwhile, Jack Collins also brings a PPG average of 10.3 into the game.

At this time, the Hawks' defense is positioned 191st in the country, permitting 72.9 points per game. The Monmouth defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 84 points and allowed Delaware to connect on 10 threes.