The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (11-18, 7-9 NEC) will travel to DeGol Arena to meet the Saint Francis U Red Flash (19-8, 12-4 NEC) in their home finale. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers at Saint Francis U Red Flash Odds Preview
In the Mountaineers’ last matchup, they were victorious over the Merrimack Warriors, 65-57. Nana Opoku was the top scorer from either team with 25 points on 11-for-19 shooting. Mount St. Mary’s played a nearly flawless game. They had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 35.3 (above their season average of 30.1) and a free throw rate of 0.327 (above their season average of 0.230). Merrimack had marks of 6.7 and 0.224, respectively, for those same stats.
The Red Flash come in on a high note after barely hanging on to beat the LIU Sharks in their last game, 74-71. Saint Francis U’s Keith Braxton played a key role with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Saint Francis U’s effective field goal percentage was their largest strength over LIU. The Red Flash had a rate of 0.550 (above their season average of 0.518), while the Sharks posted a mark of 0.414 (below their season average of 0.527).
The high-octane offense of Saint Francis U will battle against the mid-tier defense of Mount St. Mary’s. The Red Flash currently rank 34th in offensive efficiency, while the Mountaineers are 212th in defensive efficiency. The Red Flash should have the edge on that side of the ball.
These two squads have already met once this season. The Red Flash won 70-55. The Red Flash dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a great offensive rebounding percentage of 32.4 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.509. For those same stats, the Mountaineers were 20.5 and 0.404, respectively. Despite the loss, Jalen Gibbs was the game’s leading scorer with 24 points.
Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers at Saint Francis U Red Flash Odds Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Saint Francis U, ATS Winner – Saint Francis U, O/U – Under
Saint Francis U ranks 211th in assists per game (11.7) while Mount St. Mary’s ranks 233rd (11.2).
The Red Flash’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 10.4, up from 5.8 for the season.
During their last five games, the Mountaineers have scored an average of 60.2 points per game (3.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.8 points per game (1.8 above their season average).