Cent. Conn. St. College Basketball Betting Line Vs. Saint Francis (BKN) – February 2, 2023

Posted on February 2, 2023

The Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (6-17, 4-5 NEC) hit the road in NEC action against the Saint Francis (BKN) Terriers (11-11, 4-5 NEC) on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET.

Thursday’s game between the Blue Devils and the Terriers features the Blue Devils as 2.5-point favorites. The matchup has a point total of 128.

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Cent. Conn. St. Betting Line, Matchup Info Vs. Saint Francis (BKN)

  • When: Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET
  • Where: Pope Physical Education Center in Brooklyn, New York
  • How to Watch on TV: NEC
  • Spread Favorite: Cent. Conn. St. -2.5
  • Moneyline Favorite: Cent. Conn. St. -146
  • Moneyline Underdog: Saint Francis (BKN) +120
  • Over/Under: 128 points

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Cent. Conn. St. Betting Trends

  • The Blue Devils have compiled an 11-12-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • Cent. Conn. St. has covered the spread when playing as at least 2.5-point favorites in two of two opportunities this season.
  • The Blue Devils have been favorites in seven games this season and have come away with the win four times (57.1%) in those contests.
  • Cent. Conn. St. has yet to enter a game this year with shorter moneyline odds than -146.
  • So far this season, 10 out of the Blue Devils’ 23 games have hit the over.
  • In 12 of 23 games this season, Cent. Conn. St. and its opponents have scored more than 128 points.
  • The Blue Devils have an average point total of 134.6 in their outings this year, 6.6 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Cent. Conn. St. Top Performers

Kellen Amos 23 14.8 3.3 1.3 0.9 0.5 2.2
Nigel Scantlebury 23 10.1 3.1 3.7 1.7 0.2 1.1
Andre Snoddy 23 9.3 8.0 1.5 0.6 0.5 0.8
Jay Rodgers 21 9.0 2.0 2.4 0.4 0.0 1.3
Davonte Sweatman 23 6.3 3.1 2.0 0.9 0.0 0.9

Cent. Conn. St. Season Stats

  • Cent. Conn. St. has been outscored by 4.4 points per game (scoring 65.1 per game to rank 330th in college basketball while allowing 69.5 per outing to rank 181st in college basketball) and has a -102 scoring differential overall.
  • The Blue Devils lose the rebound battle by 1.5 boards on average. They record 31.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 274th in college basketball, while their opponents grab 33.2 per outing.
  • In conference action, the Blue Devils put up more points per contest (67.8) than their season average (65.1).
  • Cent. Conn. St. is surrendering 64.7 points per game this year in conference action, which is 4.8 fewer points allowed per game than its overall average (69.5).
  • Looking at three-pointers, the Blue Devils’ offense has been less effective in NEC tilts this season, making 6.3 treys per contest and connecting on 31.7% of their shots from deep, compared to their season average of 7.3 threes per game with a 32.5% three-point percentage.
  • Cent. Conn. St. is scoring 67.4 points per game when playing at home. In road games, it is averaging 64.4 points per contest.
  • When playing at home, the Blue Devils are surrendering 9.5 fewer points per game (65.0) than in away games (74.5).

Cent. Conn. St. Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
1/14/2023 Fairleigh Dickinson L 88-80 Home -2
1/20/2023 Wagner L 72-50 Away +4.5
1/22/2023 LIU W 58-42 Away -6
1/26/2023 Merrimack L 64-61 Home -1
1/28/2023 Saint Francis (PA) W 88-74 Home -1.5
2/2/2023 Saint Francis (BKN) Away -2.5
2/4/2023 Sacred Heart Away
2/8/2023 Hartford Away
2/11/2023 Fairleigh Dickinson Away
2/16/2023 Wagner Home
2/18/2023 Stonehill Home

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Saint Francis (BKN) Betting Trends

  • Saint Francis (BKN) has compiled an 11-9-0 record against the spread this year.
  • The Terriers have an ATS record of 5-6 when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs this season.
  • This season, Saint Francis (BKN) has won three out of the 13 games, or 23.1%, in which it has been the underdog.
  • The Terriers have not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +120.
  • Saint Francis (BKN)’s games have hit the over five out of 20 times this year.
  • The Terriers have played 10 games this season that finished with a point total above 128 points.
  • Saint Francis (BKN)’s matchups this season have a 133.5-point average over/under, 5.5 more points than this game’s total.

Saint Francis (BKN) Top Performers

Rob Higgins 14 11.4 2.4 3.6 1.3 0.1 1.4
Tedrick Wilcox Jr. 21 10.7 3.6 1.8 1.1 0.3 1.8
Larry Moreno 18 10.6 2.5 2.3 1.3 0.4 1.6
Zion Bethea 22 9.4 3.5 1.6 1.2 0.4 0.8
Josiah Harris 21 8.0 8.0 0.9 0.8 1.2 0.2

Saint Francis (BKN) Season Stats

  • The Terriers’ -50 scoring differential (being outscored by 2.3 points per game) is a result of putting up 65.6 points per game (325th in college basketball) while giving up 67.9 per outing (137th in college basketball).
  • Saint Francis (BKN) loses the rebound battle by an average of 1.2 boards. It records 32.0 rebounds per game (263rd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 33.2.
  • In NEC action, the Terriers have averaged 2.4 fewer points (63.2) than overall (65.6) in 2022-23.
  • Saint Francis (BKN) has conceded 1.5 more points per game in NEC action (69.4) than overall (67.9).
  • In NEC play, the Terriers drain more treys (6.9 per game) than they do overall (6.6), and their percentage from beyond the arc (38.5%) is also higher than for the whole season (35.0%).
  • Saint Francis (BKN) scores 72.3 points per game at home, and 58.9 away.
  • The Terriers are allowing fewer points at home (65.1 per game) than away (70.6).

Saint Francis (BKN) Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
1/16/2023 LIU W 73-66 Away -3.5
1/20/2023 Saint Francis (PA) L 87-61 Away +5.5
1/22/2023 Merrimack L 63-55 Home +3
1/26/2023 Wagner W 65-56 Away +10
1/28/2023 LIU W 71-59 Home -8
2/2/2023 Cent. Conn. St. Home +2.5
2/4/2023 Stonehill Home
2/9/2023 Wagner Home
2/11/2023 Stonehill Away
2/16/2023 Saint Francis (PA) Home
2/23/2023 Sacred Heart Away

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