Bryant at St. Francis-Pennsylvania: 1/14/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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St. Francis-Pennsylvania Red Flash (1-6) vs Bryant Bulldogs (9-2)
Game Info: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm (DeGol Arena)
Betting Odds: St. Francis-Pennsylvania Red Flash +3.5 -- Over/Under: 159.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Bryant Bulldogs will travel to DeGol Arena to take on the St. Francis (PA) Red Flash this Thursday night in College Basketball action.
The Bryant Bulldogs won their 6th straight game and improved to 9-2 on the season after defeating the Center Connecticut Blue Devils, 76-64, this past Friday. Bryant led by a 37-32 margin at halftime and had no trouble pulling away after taking a 56-39 lead with 11:58 left in regulation. Bryant shot 46.9% from the field and 313.0% from beyond the arc while Central Connecticut shot 40.0% from the field and 26.9% from beyond the arc. Bryant outrebounded Central Connecticut by a 40-32 margin and forced 13 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was Peter Kiss who had 27 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, & 4 steals.
On the season, Bryant is averaging 91.4 ppg on 49.1% shooting from the field. The Bulldogs are averaging 10.3 three-pointers per game on 40.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Bryant has been led by Michael Green III (18.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 4.6 apg, 1.5 spg), Peter Kiss (17.8 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 3.3 apg, 2.5 spg), Chris Childs (15.8 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.4 apg), & Charles Pride (13.1 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.3 spg).
Defensively, Bryant is allowing their opponents to average 77.9 ppg on 41.2% shooting from the field. The Bulldogs have a rebound margin of 1.3 and a turnover margin of -0.3.
The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash lost their 6th straight game and dropped to 1-6 on the season after being defeated by the Long Island University Sharks, 71-58, this past Friday night. St. Francis (PA) had no answers on the defensive end in the 2nd half against Long Island and allowed the Sharks to pull away after they took a 54-38 lead with 11:39 left in regulation. St. Francis (PA) shot 41.4% from the field and 23.5% from beyond the arc while Long Island shot 42.3% from the field and 20.8% from beyond the arc. St. Francis (PA) was outrebounded by Long Island by a 41-39 margin and committed 21 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Red Flash was Ramiir Dixon-Conover who had 21 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, & 2 steals.
On the season, St. Francis (PA) is averaging 64.0 ppg on 42.2% shooting from the field. The Red Flash are averaging 6.1 three-pointers per game on 32.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, St. Francis (PA) has been led by Ramiir Dixon-Conover (14.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.3 apg, 2.5 spg), Mark Flagg (11.6 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.7 apg), Myles Thompson (9.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.1 apg), & Maxwell Land (8.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg).
Defensively, St. Francis (PA) is allowing their opponents to average 75.4 ppg on 46.6% shooting from the field. The Red Flash have a rebound margin of -5.3 and a turnover margin of -1.7.
The Bulldogs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Red Flash are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, however, are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
St. Francis (PA) picked up a surprising win at Pittsburgh to start the season, however, it’s been a real struggled for the Red Flash since and St. Francis (PA) comes into this game ranked just 304th in scoring offense & 281st in scoring defense. Bryant has been very successful this season behind a fast-tempo offense that ranks 4th in scoring offense, 28th in FG%, & 8th in 3P-FG% and as I think they will have no problem putting up points on the Red Flash in this one, I’m taking Bryant to cover this small road spread. Good Luck!