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Sacred Heart Pioneers vs. Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (8-11) at Sacred Heart Pioneers (3-14)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Pitt Center)

The Line: Sacred Heart Pioneers +4 -- Over/Under: 145 See the Latest Odds

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The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers go on the road to oppose the Sacred Heart Pioneers Thursday.

The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers were picked by many experts to be one of the teams to beat in the NEC.  At 8-11the Mountaineers don’t look like a challenger but upon closer review the team has won five of six conference games after an 82-72 victory at St. Francis (PA) on Saturday. The Red Flash burned the nets at 52%  but the Mountaineers were even better at almost 60% which added up to six more baskets. Gregory Graves paced a balanced Mount St. Mary’s attack with 18 points on 7-10 shooting with Junior Robinson adding 15 points and five assists. Byron Ashe and Taylor Danaher added eleven points apiece with eleven boards between them with Eliijah Long chipping with nine points.

Sacred Heart Pioneers vs. Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Sacred Heart Pioneers have been struggling for consistency at both ends of the floor and that has cost them in the win column. The Pioneers have dropped four of five after an 85-67 defeat St. Francis (NY) on Saturday. The Terrier simply didn’t miss on 55% marksmanship while the Pioneers were well off the pace at 35% from the floor which negated eight extra looks at the basket. Sacred Heart received 18 points and five yanks from Cane Broome on 5-15 with Quincy McKnight adding 16 points and seven rebounds with a game high six turnovers. Matej Buovac and Eyimofe Edukugho combined for 19 points but the defense could not get stops.

There isn’t any trends to follow because neither team gets lined until the conference playoffs with rare exceptions. I am going with the Mountaineers who have gone off since conference play began…

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