Central Connecticut State vs St. Francis-Brooklyn College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/15/20

Central Connecticut State vs St. Francis-Brooklyn College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/15/20 Photo by Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

St. Francis-Brooklyn Terriers (1-1) at Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (1-4)

College Basketball: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm (William H. Detrick Gymnasium)

The Line: Central Connecticut State Blue Devils +1.5 -- Over/Under: 152 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers and the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils meet Tuesday in college basketball action from Detrick Gymnasium. 

St. Francis Brooklyn is sitting at 1-1 so far. After losing their opener to Bryant, the Terriers managed a win over Bryant in the rematch back on Wednesday. As for Central Connecticut State, they’re 1-4 this year. The Devils managed a win over Fairleigh Dickinson last week, but lost their last game against Fairleigh Dickinson in the rematch Wednesday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place. 

St. Francis BK opened the season with a blowout loss 101-82 to Bryant. The Terriers fell behind 58-38 at halftime and never got much closer. Leading St. Francis Brooklyn in scoring was Travis Atson with 19 points, eight rebounds and two assists. Unique McLean added 18 points, five boards and three assists as well. 

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Game two against Bryant went better for the Terriers, as they pulled off a 93-91 win. St. Francis BK was down 48-38 at the break in that one, and stormed back for the two-point victory. Rob Higgins led the team on 24 points, four assists and three rebounds, while Atson doubled up on 18 points, 11 boards and five assists. 

Over on the Central CT State side, it’s been a pretty rough year already. The Devils opened up with losses 102-75 to Connecticut, 79-57 to Army and 80-65 to Hartford. After getting a win over Fairleigh Dickinson 94-87, Central CT State lost their Wednesday rematch game 79-71. 

In the loss to FDU on Wednesday, the Blue Devils’ top scorer was Xavier Wilson with 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Tre Mitchell added 15 points and three boards, and Nigel Scantlebury posted 12 points, six assists and two rebounds. 

Central CT State is 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games overall and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Wednesday games. The Devils are 5-17-1 ATS in the last 23 home games and the over is 8-3 in their last 11 overall. 

Meanwhile, the Terriers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last six road games and 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 Wednesday games. St. Francis BK is 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 overall and the over is 5-2 in the last seven overall. 

PICK: I’m sticking with St. Francis Brooklyn. There’s not a lot to like about this matchup though, so I’m probably staying away. In any case. Central CT State has been quite permissive on defense this season, giving up 79 or more points in each game so far. The Devils have scored pretty well, but haven’t been able to keep up with that clip consistently. Saint Francis BK does have a few pretty reliable scorers, and I think they can keep the pace and eke out a cover. Should be a pretty high-scoring game as well. 

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Andrew’s Pick St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers -1.5

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