Looking to win big? The Blue Devils and Pioneers face off at 2:00 ET on NEC. The Pioneers are hosting the game at William H. Pitt Center in Fairfield, CT. The over/under for this Northeast conference contest is set at 144 points, with Sacred Heart being favored by -2.5 at home against Central Connecticut State.


The Pick: Sacred Heart Pioneers -2.5

This game will be played at William H. Pitt Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Pioneers.
  • Not only will Sacred Heart pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will Central Connecticut State Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?

Central Connecticut State comes into this game with a 16-10 record, including a 9-2 mark in Northeast Conference play. They have won three straight games and are 8-6 on the road this season.

For the year, the Blue Devils have been the underdog 12 times, going 5-7 in those games. Their average scoring margin on the road is +1.0 points per game.

As the underdog, Central Connecticut State has been excellent vs. the spread this season, going 8-3-1. Their overall ATS mark is 15-6-1. On the road, the Blue Devils have an ATS record of 11-2-1 and are 4-1 vs. the spread in their last five road games.

On the season, the over/under record for Central Connecticut State games sits at 11-11, and the average scoring total in their games is 139.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 144 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (139.5). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 136 points compared to their season average of 139.6 points per game.

The Central Connecticut State offense is coming off a game where they scored 73 points against Wagner. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.9% and connected on 7 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Allan Jeanne-Rose, who is averaging 14.9 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jordan Jones also maintains a PPG average of 12.8 heading into game.

Coming into today’s game, the Central Connecticut State defense is giving up an average of 66.7 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.8 threes per game vs. Sacred Heart. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.3%.

Are the Pioneers Ready for a Home Win?

At home this season, Sacred Heart is 9-3, and they have won seven straight games at home. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 8-2. On the year, they have been favored in 17 games, going 11-6.

Overall, the Pioneers are 14-14, and they have won two games in a row. Through 28 games, they have gone 8-5 in Northeast Conference play.

As the favorite this season, Sacred Heart has gone 10-7 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Pioneers have an ATS mark of 7-3. At home, they are 8-4 vs. the spread this year and 6-3 ATS in their last 10 home games.

This season, the over/under record for Sacred Heart games is 15-11. Across their last three games, the average scoring total is 146 points, which is slightly below the average over/under line of 146.7 for their games this year. Over their last 10 games, their over/under record is 7-3.

Sacred Heart finished with 99 points in their game against Fairleigh Dickinson. This total surpasses their season-average of 74.3 points per game. In terms of three-point shooting, the Pioneers offense has been good from outside, hitting 36% of their three-pointers on an average of 20.6 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 45%.

On the defensive side, Sacred Heart is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.2 points per game. Sacred Heart’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Fairleigh Dickinson offense to knock down 61% of their shots on their way to putting up 91 points.