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Sacred Heart vs LIU Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/26/23

LIU Sharks (2-18) vs. Sacred Heart Pioneers (11-11)
January 26, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Sacred Heart Pioneers -12.5 / LIU Sharks +12.5 ; Over/Under: -
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The LIU Sharks and the Sacred Heart Pioneers meet Thursday in college basketball action from William H. Pitt Center. LIU is 2-18 on the year. The Sharks lost to Central CT State on Sunday in their last game. As for Sacred Heart, they’re sitting at 11-11 after a loss to Wagner on Sunday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

LIU Sharks

The Sharks have had a rough season so far to put it mildly. LIU got a win 111-50 over Mount St. Vincent way back on November 14, then didn’t hit a W until a 95-58 result versus Purchase on December 22. The Sharks are 0-8 since then. 

On Sunday versus Central CT State, the Sharks were outscored 34-18 in the first half. LIU kept the pace from there in a 58-42 defeat. Jacob Johnson scored 12 points with six boards, and Marko Maletic added 10 points. 

Sacred Heart Pioneers

Over on the Sacred Heart side, they beat Hartford, Columbia, Binghamton, Western New England, New Hampshire, Holy Cross and LIU in their first 16 games. The Pioneers are 4-2 since then with losses to St. Francis BK and Wagner. 

Matched up against Wagner on Sunday, the Pioneers took a 33-24 deficit into the second half. Sacred Heart didn’t get any closer on a 35-34 second and lost 68-58. Nico Galette topped the team on 16 points. 


I’m going to stick with Sacred Heart. The last time these teams met back on December 31, the Pioneers took an 82-64 win at Steinberg Wellness Center. Sacred Heart has won four of six since then, with 78 or more points scored in three of those games. As for LIU, they’re still mired in this rough losing streak but they haven’t been scoring too badly over the last five games. I like the Sharks to hang around for a while here before Sacred Heart pulls it out. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Sacred Heart Pioneers -12.5

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