Central Connecticut State vs. Fairleigh Dickinson - 2/18/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Central Connecticut State vs. Fairleigh Dickinson - 2/18/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (8-16) at Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (3-24)

College Basketball: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm (William H. Detrick Gymnasium)

The Line: Central Connecticut State Blue Devils +5.5 -- Over/Under: 147 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights will travel to William H. Detrick Gymnasium to take on the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils  this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.

The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights won their 2nd straight game and improved to 8-16 (6-7 NEC) on the season after defeating the Robert Morris Colonials, 72-71, this past Saturday. Fairleigh Dickinson trailed by a 71-70 margin late, however, the Knights were able to pull off a dramatic victory after Kaleb Bishop putback a Jahlil Jenkins miss as time expired for the victory. Fairleigh Dickinson shot 46.6% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Knights was Jahlil Jenkins who had 21 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals.

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On the season, Fairleigh Dickinson is averaging 71.1 ppg on 44.8% shooting from the field. The Knights are averaging 7.3 three-pointers per game on 35.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Fairleigh Dickinson has been led by Jahlil Jenkins (15.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.8 spg), Kaleb Bishop (13.4 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.2 bpg), and Elyjah Williams (11.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.3 bpg).

Defensively, Fairleigh Dickinson is allowing their opponents to average 74.3 ppg on 44.7% shooting from the field. The Knights have a rebound margin of -3.6 and a turnover margin of 0.1.

The Central Connecticut State Blue Devils snapped their 4-game losing streak and improved to 3-24 (2-12 NEC) on the season after defeating the Bryant Bears, 75-70, this past Saturday. Central Connecticut State had success offensively against the Bryant defense and was able to hang on late after taking a 68-62 lead with 6:09 left in regulation. Central Connecticut State shot 44.4% from the field and 42.9% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Blue Devils was Myles Baker who had 24 points and 2 rebounds in 22 minutes from off the bench.

On the season, Central Connecticut State is averaging 62.6 ppg on 39.4% shooting from the field. The Blue Devils are averaging 6.6 three-pointers per game on 35.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Central Connecticut State has been led by Ian Krishnan (13.3 ppg, 1.7 rpg), Greg Outlaw (9.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.1 spg), and Jamir Reed (8.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.9 apg).

Defensively, Central Connecticut State is allowing their opponents to average 77.7 ppg on 46.3% shooting from the field. The Blue Devils have a rebound margin of -9.0 and a turnover margin of -0.5.

The Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 9-2 SU in their last 11 games agianst Central Connecticut State. The Blue Devils are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games, however, are just 4-15 ATS in their last 19 home games.

Fairleigh Dickinson comes into this game ranked 177th in scoring offense, 118th in FG%, and 291st in scoring defense.

Central Connecticut State has struggled on both ends of the court this season and come into this game ranked just 334th in scoring offense, 330th in scoring defense, and 320th in defensive FG%.

Central Connecticut State picked up a rare victory agianst Bryant, however, this is still one of the worst teams in the country as the Blue Devils have really struggled on both ends of the court this season. Fairleigh Dickinson has won 4 of their last 5 games and between the fact that the Knights won by a 23-point margin at home earlier this season and that I think their offense will have success despite being the road, I’m taking Fairleigh Dickinson to cover this road spread. Good Luck!

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Brett’s Pick Fairleigh Dickinson Knights -5.5

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