Where: The HTC Center, Conway, SC
When: Sunday, November 18, 1:00 PM. ET.
The Monmouth Hawks will be trying to snap a five-game losing streak when they face the CSU Fullerton Titans at the Myrtle Beach Invitational on Sunday afternoon.
Titans Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak
The Titans lost their first two games at the Myrtle Beach Invitational and they will be trying to avoid finishing last when they face the Hawks. They will also be trying to snap a two-game losing streak on Sunday afternoon.
— Titans Men's Basketball (@FullertonMBB) November 16, 2018
CSU Fullerton has played well defensively during the tournament, holding opponents to 67 points per game. In their last game, the Titans held the Wake Forest Demon Deacons to 66 points. The Demon Deacons finished the game shooting 33.9 percent from the field and 30 percent from three-point range.
Despite their good defense, the Hawks have been unable to win games because they have struggled offensively. The Titans are averaging 77.8 points per game this season, but they have been held to 55.5 points per game in their last two games.
Khalil Ahmad leads CSU Fullerton with 19.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. Kyle Allman Jr. is averaging 19 points, 4.3 rebounds, and three assists per game, while Jackson Rowe is putting up 11.3 points and five rebounds per game.
Hawks Still Looking For First Won Of Season
The Hawks are struggling so far this season, losing their first five games of the year. They will be trying to snap their losing streak and get their first win of the season when they face the Titans on Sunday.
Monmouth has struggled on the defensive end this season, giving up 77 points per game, which is 259th in the country. The team did a better job in their last game, giving up 64 points to Valparaiso. They will be trying to keep the momentum going when they face the Titans.
The most makes for a Hawk without a miss since Je’lon Hornbeak in the 2016 MAAC Finals.
— Monmouth Hawks (@MUHawks) November 17, 2018
Offensively, Monmouth hasn’t fared much better. The team is averaging 60.8 points per game while shooting 39 percent from the field and 26 percent from three-point range.
Deion Hammond is the only player on the team scoring in double figures. He is averaging 13 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. Ray Salnave is averaging 8.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game, while Mustapha Traore is averaging eight points and 3.4 rebounds per game.
If the Hawks want to get their first win of the season, they will have to pick things up on the offensive end.
- 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games overall.
- 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record
- 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 Sunday games.
CSU Fullerton is:
- 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games following a straight up loss.
- 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- 13-3 ATS in its last 16 Sunday games.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Hawks have struggled against the spread, losing five of their last seven games and three of their last five games against teams with losing records. The Titans have fared much better against the spread, winning four of their last five games following an ATS loss and four of their last five games against teams with losing records.
Prediction: CSU Fullerton Titans
Full-Game Total Pick
The total has gone under in 22 of CSU Fullerton’s last 30 neutral site games and in 20 of the team’s last 26 games following an ATS loss. The total has also gone under in five of Monmouth’s last six games and in five of the team’s last six non-conference games.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Titans will win the first half because they have played better than the Hawks in the first half. The Titans are averaging 26 points per game while the Hawks are averaging 25.7 points per game in the first half of their last three games. The Titans have also played better on the defensive end, holding opponents to 30 points per game, while the Hawks are giving up 32.8 points per game.
Prediction: CSU Fullerton Titans
Half-Time Total Bet
The Titans and Hawks have struggled offensively, averaging 51.7 combined points in the first half. With both teams playing well defensively as well, it will be difficult for them to go over the total in this game.