Planning on watching today’s Sharks and Red Flash game? Catch the action at DeGol Arena in Loretto, PA, as the Red Flash hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on NEC. The odds for this Northeast conference game currently have the Red Flash as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 143.5 points.

LIU SHARKS VS SAINT FRANCIS U RED FLASH BETTING PICK

The Pick: Saint Francis U Red Flash -3

This game will be played at DeGol Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, January 19th.

WHY BET THE SAINT FRANCIS U RED FLASH:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Red Flash.
  • Not only will Saint Francis U pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Sharks Win in Loretto?

LIU Brooklyn has struggled this season, entering today’s game with a 3-12 record. The Sharks have been particularly bad on the road, going 2-10 away from home, compared to 1-2 at home. On the year, LIU Brooklyn has been outscored by an average of 17.8 points per game on the road.

As the underdog, the Sharks are 3-12 this season, and they have gone 2-8 in their last 10 games away from home. In their most recent game, LIU Brooklyn lost to Sacred Heart by a score of 89-55. So far, the Sharks have gone 2-1 in Northeast Conference play, compared to 1-11 in non-conference action.

LIU’s ATS record for the season is 8-7, and their road ATS mark is 7-5. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Sharks are 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road this year, they are 1-2 vs. the spread.

LIU’s over/under record this season sits at 4-10-1 and the average scoring total in their games is 143 points. Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (146.9). So far, 11 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points and their over/under record during this span is 1-2.

The LIU offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 55 points versus Sacred Heart. During the game, they attempted 17 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 37.7%. Offensively, the Sharks hold a season-long field goal percentage of 39%, placing them 385th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 391st in terms of percentage and 341st in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Sharks’ defense holds the 296th rank in the nation, allowing 79.6 points per game. Against Sacred Heart, the Sharks’ defense gave up 89 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Sacred Heart only made 8 free-throws.

Can The Red Flash Secure a Home Victory?

At home this season, Saint Francis U has gone just 1-5, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak at home. For the year, they have gone 5-12 overall, and they are 0-4 in conference play. In their last game, they lost to Fairleigh Dickinson by a score of 81-71.

On the year, Saint Francis U has been the underdog in 15 of their 17 games, and they have gone 3-12 in those games. As for their record as the favorite, they have yet to be favored in a game.

As the favorite, Saint Francis U has gone 0-0 vs. the spread this season. At home, the Red Flash are just 2-3-1 vs. the spread this year and are 3-4-1 in their last 10 home games. However, over their last 10 games as the favorite, Saint Francis U has a record of 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Saint Francis U’s games this year (138.6). So far, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 137 points.

Saint Francis U finished with 71 points in their game against Fairleigh Dickinson. This total surpasses their season-average of 65.6 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Cam Gregory, who is averaging 13.5 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Eli Wilborn also maintains a PPG average of 8.6 heading into game.

So far, the Red Flash’s defense is ranked 176th in the country at 72.6 points per contest. Against Fairleigh Dickinson in their most recent game, the Saint Francis U defense gave up a total of 81 points while allowing Fairleigh Dickinson to hit 45% of their shots.