The Skyhawks and Pioneers are set to face off at 7:00 ET on NEC. The Pioneers will host the game at William H. Pitt Center in Fairfield, CT. The over/under for this game is set at 141.5 points, and Sacred Heart is favored by -11.5 vs. Stonehill in a Northeast conference matchup.
STONEHILL SKYHAWKS VS SACRED HEART PIONEERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Sacred Heart Pioneers -11.5
This game will be played at William H. Pitt Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 1st.
WHY BET THE SACRED HEART PIONEERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 91-59 in favor of the Pioneers.
- Not only will Sacred Heart pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -11.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 150 points.
Is a Win at Fairfield Possible for the Skyhawks?
Stonehill has had a rough season, going 2-20 overall, including a 0-7 record in Northeast Conference play. They have lost nine straight games, with their last win coming on December 5th against LIU. On the road, the Skyhawks have gone winless, going 0-15, and their average margin of defeat is -20.5.
For the season, Stonehill has been the underdog in 20 of their 22 games, going just 1-19 in those contests. They are currently riding a 15-game losing streak on the road, and their record as the underdog this season is 1-19.
Stonehill’s ATS mark this season is 6-15-1, including a 3-11-1 mark on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Skyhawks have gone just 2-7-1 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Stonehill games is 7-15. Today’s line of 141.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (143.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 125 points, and their OU record in those games is 0-3. On the season, they have had 11 games finish with more points than today’s OU line of 141.5.
In their recent game, the Skyhawks’ offense concluded with 60 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 62.9 points per contest. Todd Brogna was the leading scorer for the Skyhawks, putting up 12 points. In addition, Max Zegarowski contributed 12 points.
So far, the Skyhawks’ defense is ranked 274th in the country at 77.3 points per contest. Stonehill’s three-point defense is currently 216th in the country at 9.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.0% of their shots vs. Stonehill.
Does Sacred Heart Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?
After losing their last two games, Sacred Heart enters this game with a record of 10-12. The Pioneers have been much better at home, going 6-3 compared to just 2-9 on the road. They are also 8-5 when favored this season.
So far this year, Sacred Heart has gone 4-3 in Northeast Conference games and 6-9 in non-conference action. In their last game, the Pioneers lost to Fairleigh Dickinson by a score of 93-91.
As the favorite this season, Sacred Heart has an ATS record of 8-5. Their home ATS record is 6-3 and they have gone 3-0 ATS in their last 3 home games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Pioneers are 6-4 vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record for Sacred Heart games is 11-9, and today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (146.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points, and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 6-3.
Sacred Heart is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 91 points versus Fairleigh Dickinson. This output is higher than their season-average of 73.9 points per game. Offensively, the Pioneers have a season long field goal percentage of 44%, which is 214th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 181st in percentage and 225th in three-pointers made.
Coming into today’s game, the Sacred Heart defense is giving up an average of 72.7 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Stonehill, the Sacred Heart defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Sacred Heart made 18 free-throws vs. the Pioneers.