Planning on watching today’s Pioneers and Skyhawks game? Catch the action at Merkert Gymnasium in South Easton, MA, as the Skyhawks hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on NEC. In this Northeast matchup, Sacred Heart is favored by -4.5 vs. Stonehill. The over/under for the game is 144 points.


The Pick: Sacred Heart Pioneers -4.5

This game will be played at Merkert Gymnasium at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 29th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 83-65 in favor of the Pioneers.
  • Not only will Sacred Heart pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144 points, and we like the over with a projected 148 points.

Can the Pioneers Offense Score Enough in South Easton?

Today, Sacred Heart will be on the road, where they have gone just 3-11 this season. Over their last ten road games, they have gone just 2-8.

So far this season, Sacred Heart has been favored in 18 of their 29 games, going 11-7 in those games. On the year, their record is 14-15.

Overall, Sacred Heart has an ATS record of 14-13 this season. On the road, they are 6-8 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Pioneers have gone 10-8 vs. the spread this year. In their last 10 games as the favorite, Sacred Heart has a record of 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, Sacred Heart games have an over/under record of 15-12, and today’s line of 144 is very close to the average over/under line in their games this year (146.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 146 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.

The Sacred Heart offense is coming off a game where they scored 67 points against Central Connecticut State. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.3% and connected on 6 threes. Nico Galette is leading the team in scoring at 13.5 points per contest. Joey Reilly has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.7 going into the game.

At present, the Pioneers’ defense is nationally ranked 192nd, allowing 73.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Sacred Heart’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.9% this season.

Can The Skyhawks Secure a Home Victory?

Stonehill enters this game as a 4.5-point underdog, and they have been the underdog in 26 of their 29 games this season. The Skyhawks have gone just 2-24 in those games, including a 2-1 record when they have been favored.

At home this season, Stonehill has gone 4-7, and they are coming off a 72-63 win over Saint Francis U. Over their last 10 games at home, the Skyhawks have gone just 3-7.

Stonehill has an overall ATS record of 11-17-1 this season, including a mark of 6-5 at home. As the underdog, the Skyhawks have gone 9-16-1 vs. the spread in 26 games this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Stonehill is 4-6 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Stonehill games is 11-18. Across their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points. Today’s over/under line of 144 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (141.9).

The Stonehill offense is coming off a game in which they scored 72 points vs. Saint Francis U. Overall their field goal percentage was 44.4% while connecting on 6 threes. On offense, Stonehill has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 40%. So far, they are 360th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 68%.

Looking at the Stonehill defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 75.9 points per game (261st). The Stonehill defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 63 points and allowed Saint Francis U to connect on 6 threes.