The Bellarmine Knights and Stetson Hatters meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Edmunds Center. The Bellarmine Knights look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Stetson Hatters look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.
The Bellarmine Knights are averaging 70.3 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 67.1 points on 44 percent shooting. Dylan Penn is averaging 17.6 points and 4.3 rebounds, while CJ Fleming is averaging 12.5 points and 1.8 assists. Alec Prfiem is dishing 1.9 assists and Curt Hopf is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Bellarmine Knights are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Bellarmine Knights are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.4 rebounds per game.
The Stetson Hatters are averaging 68.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Rob Perry is averaging 15.9 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Chase Johnston is averaging 12.7 points and 2.6 rebounds. Christiaan Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Smith is dishing 0.8 assists. The Stetson Hatters are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Stetson Hatters are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game.
The Knights are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hatters are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Thursday games. The under is 6-1 in Knights last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Hatters last 5 overall.
The Bellarmine Knights are the better team here, and they're playing the better basketball, but they also lose on the road by an average of 13.6 points while allowing 49.1 percent shooting from the field. The Stetson Hatters do their best work at home and with this line being so soft, it tells me the oddsmakers give them a shot. I'll grab the free bucket, as Bellarmine feels too easy.