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St. Francis-Pennsylvania vs Sacred Heart Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/9/23

Sacred Heart Pioneers (13-13) vs. St. Francis-Pennsylvania Red Flash (8-15)
February 9, 2023 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: St. Francis-Pennsylvania Red Flash -2.5 / Sacred Heart Pioneers +2.5; Over/Under: +149
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The Sacred Heart Pioneers and St. Francis (PA) Red Flash meet Thursday in college basketball action at the DeGol Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Sacred Heart Pioneers Betting Preview

The Sacred Heart Pioneers are averaging 71.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 44 percent shooting. Nico Galette is averaging 15.8 points and 2 assists, while Joey Reilly is averaging 11.5 points and 2.2 assists. Raheem Solomon is the third double-digit scorer and Bryce Johnson is dishing 2 assists. The Sacred Heart Pioneers are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Sacred Heart Pioneers are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game.

The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash Betting Preview

The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash are averaging 73 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Josh Cohen is averaging 21.3 points and 2.2 assists, while Landon Moore is averaging 13.5 points and 3 rebounds. Maxwell Land is the third double-digit scorer and Brad McCabe is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game.

The Pioneers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Thursday games. The Red Flash are 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 Thursday games. The under is 13-6 in Pioneers last 19 overall. The over is 4-1 in Red Flash last 5 overall. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

You could argue the Sacred Heart Pioneers are the better team, so the fact they’re underdogs here is a bit strange. However, the line smells fishy, and it’s why I’m going to take the bait and side with the home team. The St. Francis-Pennsylvania Red Flash win at home by an average of 15.5 points while shooting almost 50 percent from the field.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: St. Francis-Pennsylvania Red Flash -2.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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