Sacred Heart Pioneers (5-10) vs. Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (4-11)
January 6, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Central Connecticut State Blue Devils +4.5 / Sacred Heart Pioneers -4.5; Over/Under: +141
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The Sacred Heart Pioneers and the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils meet in college hoops action from the William H. Detrick Gymnasium on Thursday night.
The Sacred Heart Pioneers will look to bounce back from an 85-82 loss to Bryant last time out. Tyler Thomas leads the Pioneers in scoring and assists with 18.6 PPG and 2.4 APG while Aaron Clarke has 16.1 PPG with 3.7 so far this season. Nico Galette has 10.8 PPG with a team-high 9.1 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Sacred Heart as the Pioneers’ top rebounder.. As a team, Sacred Heart is averaging 72.5 PPG on 43.6% shooting from the field, 33.8% from three and 71% from the foul line while allowing 73.3 PPG on 45.1% shooting from the field and 35.9% from three this season.
The Central Connecticut State Blue Devils will look to bounce back from a 79-48 loss to Rutgers in their last game. Nigel Scantlebury leads the Blue Devils in scoring with 12.7 PPG and in assists with 3.3 APG as the lone double-digit scorer for Central Connecticut so far this season. Ian Krishnan has 9.5 PPG and Andre Shoddy has a team-high 6.5 RPG to lead the Blue Devils on the glass. As a team, Central Connecticut State is averaging 62.6 PPG on 39.8% shooting from the field, 33.1% from three and 68.6% from the foul line while allowing 74.6 PPG on 46.4% shooting from the field and 33.1% from three this season.
Sacred Heart is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games. Central Connecticut State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games against a team with a losing road record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss by 20 or more points.
I get why you’d lay points with Sacred Heart here as the Blue Devils aren’t the first team I’d think of backing given their record so far this season. However, the Blue Devils have played their best ball at home and I’m not sold on Sacred Heart personally. I’ll take the points with Central Connecticut State here.