Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Pioneers versus the Red Flash? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on NEC. The game will be played at DeGol Arena in Loretto, PA. Sacred Heart is favored by -5 in this Northeast conference contest against Saint Francis U. The game’s over/under currently sits at 144 points.
SACRED HEART PIONEERS VS SAINT FRANCIS U RED FLASH BETTING PICK
The Pick: Saint Francis U Red Flash +5
This game will be played at DeGol Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 25th.
WHY BET THE SAINT FRANCIS U RED FLASH:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Red Flash.
- Not only will Saint Francis U pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 144 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Can the Pioneers Lock in a Road Win?
Sacred Heart has been favored in 12 games this season, and they have gone 8-4 in those contests. On the road, they are 2-7 compared to 6-3 at home. Their average scoring margin at home is +5.9, while it is -10.4 on the road.
Over their last 10 games on the road, the Pioneers are just 2-8. They are coming off a 66-61 win over Wagner, and they have won three straight games.
On the season, Sacred Heart has gone 11-7 against the spread. As the favorite, the Pioneers are 8-4 vs. the spread this season. In their last three road games, Sacred Heart is 1-2 vs. the spread.
Sacred Heart’s over/under record for the season sits at 9-9, and their games have averaged 144.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 144 is nearly identical to the average OU line in their games this year (146.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points, and their OU record in their last 10 games is 4-5.
Most recently, the Sacred Heart offense finished with just 66 points vs. Wagner. For the game, they hit 9/22 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 49%. Offensively, the Pioneers have a season long field goal percentage of 44%, which is 218th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 188th in percentage and 235th in three-pointers made.
Coming into today’s game, the Sacred Heart defense is giving up an average of 71.6 points per contest. Sacred Heart’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Wagner offense to knock down 49% of their shots on their way to putting up 61 points.
Are Saint Francis U Ready for a Home Win?
Despite being the underdog, Saint Francis U Red Flash has gone 3-13 in such games this season. With a record of 6-13, the team is coming off a 94-57 loss to Le Moyne.
At home, the Red Flash are averaging a scoring margin of -4.7 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 5-5.
As the underdog this season, Saint Francis U has gone 7-8-1 against the spread. At home, the Red Flash have an ATS mark of 3-3-1 this year. Their ATS record for their last 10 home games is 4-3-1.
So far this season, the over/under record for Saint Francis U games sits at 7-10. The average scoring total in their games this year is 137.5 points, which is 1.6 points lower than the average over/under line of 139.1. This year, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 144.
Saint Francis U offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 57 points against Le Moyne. In that game, they made 6/20 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 38.9%. Cam Gregory is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 13.4 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Eli Wilborn brings a PPG average of 9.4 into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Saint Francis U defense is giving up an average of 73.4 points per contest. Saint Francis U’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Le Moyne offense to knock down 59% of their shots on their way to putting up 94 points.