Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Pioneers and Knights. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Knights at Bogota Savings Bank Center in Hackensack, NJ. Get ready to place your bets! Sacred Heart is favored by -1 in this Northeast conference contest against Fairleigh Dickinson. The game’s over/under currently sits at 156 points.

SACRED HEART PIONEERS VS FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON KNIGHTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights +1

This game will be played at Bogota Savings Bank Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON KNIGHTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Knights.
  • Not only will Fairleigh Dickinson pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 156 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can Sacred Heart Pull Off A Win at Bogota Savings Bank Center?

After losing their last game to Saint Francis U, the Sacred Heart Pioneers come into this matchup with a 10-11 overall record. They have gone 4-2 in Northeast Conference games and are 6-9 outside of conference play.

On the road this season, the Pioneers have struggled, going just 2-8. Their average scoring margin in these games is -9.8 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 2-8.

As the favorite this season, Sacred Heart has gone 8-5 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Pioneers are 6-4 vs. the spread. On the road, Sacred Heart has an ATS mark of 5-5 this year and they are 1-2 vs. the spread in their last three road games.

The over/under record for Sacred Heart this season is 10-9 and the average over/under line in their games is 146.5. So far, 13 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line of 156. Over their last five games, the average scoring total is 141 points and their OU record during that stretch is 3-2.

In their most recent game, the Pioneers’ offense tallied 71 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 73.1 points per game. On the offensive front, the Pioneers have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 222nd nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 214th in terms of percentage and 245th in three-pointers made.

In terms of defense, Sacred Heart is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.8 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.7 threes per game vs. Fairleigh Dickinson. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.1%.

Can Fairleigh Dickinson Pull Off a Home Win?

With a record of 9-12, Fairleigh Dickinson has gone 3-3 in Northeast Conference games and 6-9 in non-conference matchups. The team is 5-7 on the road, and they have won two straight games away from home. As the underdog, the Knights have gone 3-10 this season.

Coming off a 76-60 loss to Central Connecticut State, Fairleigh Dickinson is 2-5 at home this year. Over their last 10 games at home, the Knights have gone 5-5, and they are 1-4 over their last five. So far, they have been the underdog in 13 of their 21 games.

As the underdog this season, Fairleigh Dickinson has gone 5-8 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS mark sits at 8-10-1. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Knights have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record is 1-5-1 this season and 2-5-1 in their last 10 home games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Fairleigh Dickinson games is 11-8. The average scoring total in their games is 153.6, which is just slightly below the average OU line of 153. Today’s over/under line of 156 is higher than the average scoring total in their games this season. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 144.

In their latest game, Fairleigh Dickinson offense put up 60 points against Central Connecticut State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 36.2% and made 6 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Ansley Almonor, who is averaging 16.3 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Sean Moore also maintains a PPG average of 12.5 heading into game.

Currently, the Knights’ defense holds the 285th rank in the nation, allowing 78.9 points per game. Against Central Connecticut State, the Knights’ defense gave up 76 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Central Connecticut State only made 4 free-throws.