Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Knights and Pioneers. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on NEC, and it’s hosted by the Pioneers at William H. Pitt Center in Fairfield, CT. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 156 points, and Sacred Heart is favored by -4.5 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson in a Northeast conference matchup.

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON KNIGHTS VS SACRED HEART PIONEERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Sacred Heart Pioneers -4.5

This game will be played at William H. Pitt Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE SACRED HEART PIONEERS:

  • 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 -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 156 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Knights Find a Way to Win on the Road?

After 27 games, Fairleigh Dickinson currently has a record of 13-14. So far this year, all of the Knights’ games have been played on the road. Fairleigh Dickinson has a current ATS record of 10-13-1 going into today’s game. Over their last five games, the team is 1-4 vs. the spread.

Through 27 games, Fairleigh Dickinson has an over/under record of 14-10-0 with their games averaging a combined 153.6 points per game so far. The Knights have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 149 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

Fairleigh Dickinson’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 93 points against Saint Francis U. They had an overall field goal percentage of 53.4% and made 20/32 free throws. One area that the Fairleigh Dickinson offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 88th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 42%.

So far, the Knights’ defense is ranked 303rd in the country at 78.3 points per contest. Fairleigh Dickinson’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Saint Francis U offense to knock down 53% of their shots on their way to putting up 74 points.

Can the Sacred Heart Offense Score Enough at Home?

Sacred Heart enters their game against Fairleigh Dickinson with a season record of 13-14. When playing away from home, the Pioneers have a 3-11 record, while they have gone 8-3 at home. As Sacred Heart enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 13-12. Looking at their previous five games, the team has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

Sacred Heart’s games have, on average, featured 145.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 14-11-0. Their average over/under line is currently 146.2 points so far. The Pioneers have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 131 points per game.

In their latest game, Sacred Heart offense put up 63 points against Wagner. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 43.1% and made 7 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Nico Galette, who holds an average of 13.8 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Joey Reilly is averaging 11.5 points per game this season.

Currently, the Pioneers’ defense holds the 185th rank in the nation, allowing 72.5 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.9 threes per game vs. Fairleigh Dickinson. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.9%.