The Pioneers and Sharks are set to face off at 8:00 ET on NEC. The Sharks will host the game at Steinberg Wellness Center in Brooklyn, NY. Sacred Heart is favored by -6.5 in this Northeast conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 152 points.

SACRED HEART PIONEERS VS LIU SHARKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: LIU Sharks +6.5

This game will be played at Steinberg Wellness Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE LIU SHARKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Sharks.
  • Not only will LIU pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Pioneers Secure A Victory as Road Favorites?

Through 25 games, Sacred Heart has gone 12-13 overall and 6-4 in Northeast Conference play. However, the Pioneers have struggled on the road, going just 2-10 compared to 8-3 at home.

As a team, Sacred Heart has been favored in 15 games this season, going 10-5 in those contests. In their last game, the Pioneers lost to Central Connecticut State, 77-70.

As the favorite this season, Sacred Heart has gone 9-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Pioneers are 6-4 ATS. On the road, Sacred Heart has an ATS mark of 5-7 this year and over their last three road games, they are 0-3 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Sacred Heart games is 14-9. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 147.3 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 152 is higher than the average OU line in their games (146.7). In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 154 points.

In their recent matchup, the Sacred Heart offense ended with 70 points against Central Connecticut State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 42.6% and made 9 threes. Joey Reilly led the team in scoring, putting up 17 points. Additionally, Alex Sobel contributed 16 points for the Pioneers.

Currently, the Pioneers’ defense holds the 208th rank in the nation, allowing 73.2 points per game. Against Central Connecticut State in their most recent game, the Sacred Heart defense gave up a total of 77 points while allowing Central Connecticut State to hit 50% of their shots.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Sharks?

LIU Brooklyn has been a completely different team at home compared to on the road this season. The Sharks are 3-3 at home, but just 2-13 on the road. They have lost four straight games away from home, and their average scoring margin on the road is -15.9 points per game.

Overall, LIU Brooklyn is 5-17 this season, including a 4-5 mark in conference games. They are 1-12 in non-conference games, and they have been the underdog in 19 of their 22 games. As the underdog, the Sharks are 3-16.

LIU’s ATS record this season is 11-10, including a mark of 3-3 at home. As the underdog, the Sharks are 9-10 vs. the spread this year. In their last three home games, LIU is 3-0 ATS, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they have gone 4-6.

LIU Brooklyn’s over/under record for the season is 6-14-1, and today’s line of 152 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (146.4). This year, 15 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line, including each of their last five contests. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

In their recent game, the Sharks’ offense concluded with 70 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 65.5 points per contest. Tana Kopa led the team in scoring, putting up 19 points. Additionally, Andre Washington contributed 11 points for the Sharks.

At this time, the Sharks’ defense is positioned 294th in the country, permitting 78.0 points per game. So far, the LIU defense is giving up an average of 9.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 14 times per game (691st).