Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Knights versus the Pioneers? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on NEC. The game will be played at William H. Pitt Center in Fairfield, CT. This Northeast conference matchup has an over/under of 156 points, and Sacred Heart is favored to win by -4.5 at home vs. Fairleigh Dickinson.

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.

Do the Knights Stand a Chance on the Road?

So far, Fairleigh Dickinson has a record of 13-14 after 27 games. In away games, the Knights have gone 5-8 and they have gone 5-6 at home. In terms of Fairleigh Dickinson’s performance against the spread, they come into today’s game with a 10-13-1 ATS record. Looking specifically at their last five games, the team is 1-4 vs. the spread.

After 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. In their most recent three games, the Knights’ over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 154 points per game.

Fairleigh Dickinson’s offense had a good outing, putting up 93 points against Saint Francis U. They achieved a 53.4% field goal percentage and went 20/32 from the free-throw line. Ansley Almonor is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 16.8. Meanwhile, Sean Moore also brings a PPG average of 12.3 into the game.

The Knights’ defense is presently ranked 303rd nationally, allowing an average of 78.3 points per contest. Fairleigh Dickinson’s three-point defense is currently 199th in the country at 8.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.4% of their shots vs. Fairleigh Dickinson.

Pressure Builds for Sacred Heart as Home Favorites

Sacred Heart, who are 13-14 overall, will be playing their 28th game of the season when they face Fairleigh Dickinson. They have a 3-11 record on the road and are 8-3 this year. Sacred Heart enters their game against Fairleigh Dickinson with a 13-12 ATS record. In their last ten games, Sacred Heart is 2-3 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 27 games, Sacred Heart has an over/under record of 14-11-0, with their games averaging 145.5 points per game on average. The Pioneers’ last five games have culminated with an average of 142 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

In their most recent game, the Sacred Heart offense put up just 63 points vs. the Wagner Seahawks. Overall, they are now averaging 73.4 points per game which is 229th in the country. Kyle McGee led the scoring for the Pioneers, contributing 17 points. Additionally, Alex Sobel chipped in with 13 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Sacred Heart defense is giving up an average of 72.5 points per contest. Against Wagner, the Pioneers’ defense gave up 53 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Wagner only made 10 free-throws.