St. Francis-Pennsylvania vs. Sacred Heart - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Sacred Heart Pioneers (20-12) at St. Francis-Pennsylvania Red Flash (21-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm (DeGol Arena)
The Line: St. Francis-Pennsylvania Red Flash -5.5 -- Over/Under:
The Sacred Heart Pioneers and St. Francis (PA) Red Flash meet Saturday in the college basketball Northeast Tournament at the DeGol Arena.
The Sacred Heart Pioneers look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Sacred Heart Pioneers are averaging 73.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 41.3 percent shooting. E.J. Anosike is averaging 15.5 points and 1.6 assists while Koreem Ozier is averaging 14.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. Aaron Clarke is the third double-digit scorer and Kinnon LaRose is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Sacred Heart Pioneers are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sacred Heart Pioneers are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game. The Sacred Heart Pioneers have won four of their last five road games.
The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 10 games. The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash are averaging 78.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 72.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Isaiah Blackmon is averaging 17.4 points and 1.7 assists while Keith Braxton is averaging 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds. Myles Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Stewart is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash have won six straight home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash won both meetings this season and now get them at home again where they win by an average of 9.9 points while shooting 48.6 percent from the field. The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash have been far more the consistent team this season and are an impressive 19-8-1 against the spread on the year overall. The Sacred Heart Pioneers are just 4-7 against the spread as an underdog and can go through scoring droughts at times. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Red Flash at home.