St. Francis-Pennsylvania Red Flash (1-4) at LIU-Brooklyn Sharks (1-1)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Steinberg Wellness Center)
The Line: LIU-Brooklyn Sharks -3 -- Over/Under: 151 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash and the Long Island Sharks meet in college basketball action from Steinburg Wellness Center on Thursday night.
The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash could use a win to bounce back from a 1-4 start after a 75-57 loss to Mount St. Mary’s last time out. Ramiir Dixon-Conover leads the Red Flash in scoring and assists with 13.5 PPG and a team-high 4 APG to go along with 4.5 RPG while Mark Flagg is the only other double-digit scorer for St. Francis this year, posting 12.8 PPG to go along with a team-high 7 RPG this season. Myles Thompson is just outside of making it three double-digit scorers for St. Francis this season, putting up 9.8 PPG and 4 RPG this season. As a team, St. Francis (PA) is averaging 63 PPG on 40.6% shooting from the field, 32.3% from 3-point range and 68.2% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 75.8 PPG on 48.5% shooting from the field and 27.2% from 3-point range this season.
The Long Island Sharks will look to bounce back from their first loss of the season, losing the second half of the back-to-back with Sacred Heart in their last game by a final score of 87-72. Ty Flowers leads LIU in scoring through the first two games with 21.5 PPG along with a team-high 9 RPG while Jermaine Jackson Jr. is 2nd, not far behind with 19 PPG and 2.5 APG and Eral Penn comes in 3rd, logging 12.5 PPG and 7 RPG this season. As a team, Long Island is averaging 73.5 PPG on 38% shooting from the field, 25% from 3-point range and 71.7% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 71 PPG on 35.5% shooting from the field and 31.6% from 3-piont range this season.
St. Francis (PA) is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Long Island’s last 5 home games.
Who knows what we’re going to see here from two teams that haven’t played in three weeks? My best guess is that there’s going to be a lot of missed shots and a lot of trying to get back into a groove after such a long layoff, so I’ll side with the under in a game that’s probably best left alone.