The No. 13 Monmouth Hawks and No. 12 Hampton Pirates will take part in their first-ever Colonial Athletic Association Tournament game when they face off in the first round on Friday. After a dismal start to the season, the Hawks (6-25, 5-13) enter the 2023 CAA Tournament having won five of their last 10 games, although they have dropped their last four. The Pirates (8-23, 5-13), who are 0-4 on neutral courts this season, are 2-1 in their last three games. They played their previous four seasons as members of the Big South Conference, while Monmouth spent nine seasons as a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The winner advances to face No. 5 Drexel in the second round on Saturday.
The game from the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., will tip off at 2 p.m. ET. Monmouth is averaging 61 points per game, while Hampton averages 68.4. The Pirates are 1-point favorites in the latest Monmouth vs. Hampton odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 142.5. Before making any Hampton vs. Monmouth picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Hampton vs. Monmouth and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Monmouth vs. Hampton:
- Monmouth vs. Hampton spread: Hampton -1
- Monmouth vs. Hampton over/under: 142.5 points
- Monmouth vs. Hampton money line: Monmouth +100, Hampton -120
- MON: The Over is 6-0 in the Hawks' last six games overall
- HAMP: The Pirates are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games following a straight-up loss
- Monmouth vs. Hampton picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Hampton can cover
Senior guard Marquis Godwin is one of three Pirates averaging double-digit scoring. For the year, he is averaging 12.5 points and 2.6 rebounds. He is connecting on 40.9% of his field goals, including a blistering 40.1% from 3-point range, and a team-high 88% from the free-throw line. He has reached double-figure scoring in each of the past two games, including 14 points against Monmouth. He has scored a season-high 21 points three times, the last coming in an 83-71 loss to Norfolk State on Feb. 4.
Senior guard Raymond Bethea Jr. posted a double-double in Saturday's overtime loss to North Carolina A&T, scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. It was his first double-double of the season and second consecutive double-digit scoring effort. He also scored 11 points against Monmouth on Feb. 23. For the year, he averages 6.7 points and 3.8 rebounds.
Why Monmouth can cover
Junior forward Myles Foster has been red hot of late, scoring 44 points over the past two games. He scored 23 points in a 74-62 loss at William & Mary, while pouring in 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds and dishing out four assists at Hampton on Feb. 23. He scored 22 points in the first meeting against the Pirates, while grabbing eight boards. He has recorded two double-doubles on the season, including a 12-point and 11-rebound performance in a 68-55 loss to UNC Wilmington on Dec. 28. For the year, he is averaging 12.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals.
Freshman guard Jack Collins is off to a fast start to his collegiate career. In 31 games, including 29 starts, he is averaging 10.1 points, four rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.5 assists. He has scored in double figures in 16 games, including in both matchups with the Pirates. He just missed recording his first career double-double in the first meeting, scoring 18 points, while grabbing nine rebounds. He scored 10 points in the game last week at Hampton.
How to make Monmouth vs. Hampton picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 137 points. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
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