Sacred Heart vs. Mount St. Mary's - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Mount St. Mary's (11-20) at Sacred Heart (19-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (William Pitt Center - West Gym)
The Line: Sacred Heart -7.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Mount Saint Mary’s Mountaineers (11-20, CONF 7-11) and Sacred Heart Pioneers (19-12, CONF 12-6) face off in a Northeast Conference Tournament showdown at the William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center. Sacred Heart beat Mount Saint Mary’s 58-53 near the end of January.
Mount Saint Mary’s have had some major struggles this season and over the last ten games they have only two wins. During the last ten games the Mountaineers have also only covered one spread.
Overall this season Mount Saint Mary’s offense hasn’t been great averaging 64 points per game and the defense is giving up 67.1 points. Over the last five games the Mountaineers defense is giving up 70 points per game.
Mount Saint Mary’s don’t really have a star player but they do have a balanced attack with five players averaging at least 9.2 points per game.
Sacred Heart comes into this game having won three games in a row and seven of their last ten. During that ten game stretch, Sacred Heart has also covered six of the spreads.
Over the last five games the Pioneers offense is averaging 73.8 points per game, and they need the offense to be elite in this game. Sacred Heart is led by guard E.J. Anosike who is averaging 15.9 points while shooting 48.6 percent from the field. Anosike is coming off a game where he dropped 20 points and grabbed 20 rebounds.
MSM is 1-8-1 against the spread in their last ten games overall. The over is 11-5 in Mount Saint Mary’s last 16 games overall.
The under is 10-2 in Sacred Heart’s last 12 games as a favorite. The under is 13-3 in Sacred Heart’s last 16 games against the Northeast. The under is 21-5-2 in Sacred Heart’s last 28 home games.
Both of these teams finished with under 60 points the first time they played this season and it’s going to happen again in this season. Look for this to be a lower scoring game again and the under is going to cash with ease.