Bryant vs. Sacred Heart - 3/4/15 Northeast Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacred Heart Pioneers (15-16) at Bryant Bulldogs (15-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Chace Athletic Center)
The Line: Bryant Bulldogs -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Sacred Heart Pioneers and Bryant Bulldogs meet Wednesday in the Northeast quarterfinal.
The Sacred Heart Pioneers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. On the season, Sacred Heart is averaging 72.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting and is allowing 73.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Cane Broome is averaging 14.2 points and 2.4 assists while Evan Kelley is averaging 13.6 points and four rebounds. De'von Barnett is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Allen is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Sacred Heart Pioneers have five players averaging at least 8.3 points, and they’re shooting 64.2 percent from the line and 32.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Sacred Heart is allowing 34.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 71 or more points in five straight games.
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The Bryant Bulldogs are also playing well with wins in five of their last eight games. On the season, Bryant is averaging 66 points on 42.2 percent shooting and is allowing 67.2 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Dyami Starks is averaging 18.5 points and 1.6 assists while Dan Garvin is averaging 11.1 points and 7.8 rebounds. Joe O'Shea is the third double-digit scorer and Shane McLaughlin is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Bryant Bulldogs have five players averaging at least 7.1 points, and they’re shooting 74.7 percent from the line and 34.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Bryant is allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in five of its last seven games.
The Pioneers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bulldogs are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Sacred Heart has already beaten Bryat twice this season and has one of the better offenses in the entire country. I don't know about you, but I'm going the smart side and taking the free points with a team that's proven to have the upper hand.