Sacred Heart at LIU: 3/2/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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LIU Sharks (15-13) vs Sacred Heart Pioneers (10-19)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Steinberg Wellness Center)
Betting Odds: LIU Sharks -9 -- Over/Under: 156.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Sacred Heart Pioneers and Long Island University Sharks face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the Northeast Conference Tournament at the Steinberg Wellness Center. When these two teams faced off on February 3rd it was Long Island that won 79-75.
LIU was led by Eral Penn who finished with 22 points and nine rebounds. Nico Galette was the top player for Sacred Heart scoring 20 points and grabbing five rebounds.
Sacred Heart comes into this game with an 11-20 record and they have gone 11-17 against the spread. In the last game against St. Francis, the offense was elite scoring 80 points, and that led to the victory. Tyler Thomas has been the top player for Sacred Heart who is averaging 16.3 points while shooting 41.6 percent from the field and 33.7 percent from behind the three point line. There are three different players that are averaging at least 11 points per game. Sacred Heart as a team is averaging 72.6 points while their defense is giving up 74.9 points per game.
On the other side of this matchup is the LIU Sharks who sit with a 15-13 record overall and they have gone 13-13-1 against the spread. LIU has won six games in a row including the last game against FDU where they scored 84-77. LIU is averaging 75 points while their defense is giving up 73.1 points per game. Forward Ty Flowers has been the top player for the LIU Sharks averaging 19 points while shooting 45.7 percent from the field.
LIU is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall. Sacred Heart is 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games against a team with a home winning percentage greater than .600. The under is 5-0 in LIU’s last five games played on Wednesday.
The LIU Sharks are the better team, and they are going to have no issue getting the job done in this game. Sacred Heart’s defense has been an issue, and they are going to struggle to keep this game close because of that. Back the LIU Sharks to cover the spread.
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