Central Connecticut at St. Francis Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/1/23
St. Francis Red Flash (12-17) vs Central Connecticut Blue Devils (10-21)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm (DeGol Arena)
Betting Odds: St. Francis Red Flash -2.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Central Connecticut Blue Devils will play the St. Francis (PA) Red Flash in the quarterfinals of the NEC Tournament on Wednesday night at DeGol Arena in Loretta, Pennsylvania.
Central Connecticut Preview
The Central Connecticut Blue Devils are 10-21 (7-9) this season after they lost to Sacred Heart by a score of 69-67 in their last game. Central Connecticut shot 37.5% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the loss. The Central Connecticut Blue Devils are averaging 65.9 points per game, 69.7 points against per game, 34 rebounds per game, and 12.9 assists per game. Kellen Amos has led the Blue Devils this season with 14.1 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, and 1.4 assists per game. Central Connecticut is shooting 42.2% from the field, 71.4% on free throws, and 33% on three pointers this year.
St. Francis Preview
The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash are 12-17 (9-7) this season after they lost to Wagner by a score of 68-58 in their last game. St. Francis shot 41.3% from the field and was -15 in rebounding margin in the loss. The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash are averaging 73.4 points per game, 74 points against per game, 33.5 rebounds per game, and 14 assists per game. Josh Cohen has led the Red Flash this season with 22 points per game, 8.1 rebounds per game, and 2.5 assists per game. St. Francis is shooting 46.4% from the field, 70.9% on free throws, and 38.3% on three pointers this year.
Central Connecticut is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record. The over is 11-5 in Central Connecticut’s last 16 road games. St. Francis is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss. The over is 13-6-1 in St. Francis’ last 20 games. The road team is 7-2-1 ATS in these two teams last 10 head to head meetings.
St. Francis has won three of their last four games and comes into this matchup two games ahead of Central Connecticut in the standings. St. Francis is allowing 74 points against per game, which will help a Central Connecticut offense that is only scoring 65.9 points per game. These two teams split the season series, with each team winning on their home floor. I like Central Connecticut with the points in this game.