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Sacred Heart vs Central Connecticut State 1/17/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (4-13) vs. Sacred Heart Pioneers (6-10)
January 17, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Sacred Heart Pioneers -9 / Central Connecticut State Blue Devils +9; Over/Under: -143.5
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The Central Connecticut Blue Devils and the Sacred Heart Pioneers meet in college basketball action from the Pitt Health and Rec Center on Monday night.

The Central Connecticut Blue Devils will look to bounce back from an 83-61 loss to LIU last time out. Nigel Scantlebury leads the Blue Devils in scoring with 11.9 PPG and in assists with 3.4 APG while Ian Krishnan has 10.5 PPG to ake up the pair of double-digit scorers for CCSU this season. Andre Shoddy has a team-high 6.8 RPG to lead the Blue Devils on the glass. As a team, Central Connecticut State is averaging 58.7 PPG on 39.5% shooting from the field, 33.5% from three and 66.5% from the foul line while allowing 70.4 PPG on 46.4% shooting from the field and 34.2% from three this season.

The Sacred Heart Pioneers will try to will look to add to a 77-71 win over Fairleigh Dickinson last time out. Tyler Thomas leads the Pioneers in scoring with 18.9 PPG and 2.4 APG while Aaron Clarke has 16.5 PPG with a team-high 3.8 APG to lead Sacred Heart in assists so far this season. Nico Galette has 11.2 PPG with a team-high 9.2 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 64.7 PPG on 44% shooting from the field, 33.7% from three and 70.8% from the foul line while allowing 65.1 PPG on 44.7% shooting from the field and 35.5% from three this season.

Central Connecticut is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a loss and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Sacred Heart is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games following a win while the under is 22-4 in their last 26 home games.

I get the argument that could be made for either side here, but truth be told, these are two teams that are #351 and #312 in terms of points per game this season and while Sacred Heart’s been picking up the scoring as of late, I truthfully have no idea how we get over a total around this number in the 140s so give me the under here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 143.5

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