Sacred Heart College Basketball Betting Line Vs. LIU – January 26, 2023

Posted on January 26, 2023

The Long Island Sharks (2-18, 0-8 NEC) hope to end an eight-game losing skid when visiting the Sacred Heart Pioneers (11-11, 4-3 NEC) on January 26, 2023 at William H. Pitt Center.

Sacred Heart is a sizable 12.5-point favorite against LIU when the Pioneers square off with the Sharks on Thursday. The matchup’s point total is 148.

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Sacred Heart Betting Line, Matchup Info Vs. LIU

  • When: Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: William H. Pitt Center in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • How to Watch on TV: NEC
  • Spread Favorite: Sacred Heart -12.5
  • Moneyline Favorite: Sacred Heart -903
  • Moneyline Underdog: LIU +580
  • Over/Under: 148 points

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Sacred Heart Betting Trends

  • The Pioneers have compiled a 7-12-1 record against the spread this season.
  • Sacred Heart has not covered the spread this season (0-1 ATS) when playing as at least 12.5-point favorites.
  • The Pioneers have come away with six wins in the nine contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season.
  • Sacred Heart has yet to enter a game this year with shorter moneyline odds than -903.
  • The Pioneers and their opponents have combined to go over the point total seven out of 20 times this season.
  • In six of 20 games this season, Sacred Heart and its opponents have combined to score more than 148 points.
  • Pioneers outings this year have an average point total of 142.5, 5.5 fewer points than this game’s over/under.

Sacred Heart Top Performers

Nico Galette 22 15.6 6.6 1.8 1.9 1.1 1.1
Aidan Carpenter 1 15.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Raheem Solomon 22 11.3 3.0 1.0 1.4 0.4 1.6
Joey Reilly 22 11.1 1.6 2.1 1.3 0.0 1.8
Aiden Carpenter 5 9.4 1.2 1.8 1.0 0.2 1.0

Sacred Heart Season Stats

  • Sacred Heart is being outscored by 1.2 points per game with a -26 scoring differential overall. It puts up 70.6 points per game (200th in college basketball) and allows 71.8 per contest (248th in college basketball).
  • The Pioneers rank 111th in college basketball at 34.9 rebounds per game. That’s 1.3 fewer than the 36.2 their opponents average.
  • The Pioneers are averaging 70.1 points per game this year in conference matchups, which is 0.5 fewer points per game than their overall average (70.6).
  • Sacred Heart’s defense has been more effective in NEC action this year, giving up 68.4 points per matchup, compared to its overall average of 71.8 PPG allowed.
  • In NEC contests, the Pioneers score fewer threes per game (6.6) and have a lower three-point percentage (30.3%) than their season averages (7.3, 31.1%).
  • Sacred Heart is averaging 73.4 points per game this season in home games, which is 4.3 more points than it is averaging away from home (69.1).
  • When playing at home, the Pioneers are surrendering 3.5 fewer points per game (69.6) than away from home (73.1).

Sacred Heart Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
1/7/2023 Hartford W 78-71 Home -12.5
1/14/2023 Saint Francis (BKN) L 82-79 Away -1
1/16/2023 Saint Francis (PA) W 54-51 Home -3
1/20/2023 Fairleigh Dickinson W 92-85 Away +5
1/22/2023 Wagner L 68-58 Away +4.5
1/26/2023 LIU Home -12.5
1/28/2023 Stonehill Away
2/2/2023 Wagner Home
2/4/2023 Cent. Conn. St. Home
2/9/2023 Saint Francis (PA) Away
2/16/2023 Fairleigh Dickinson Home

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LIU Betting Trends

  • LIU has covered four times in 18 games with a spread this season.
  • When playing as at least 12.5-point underdogs this season, the Sharks have an ATS record of 3-5.
  • LIU has been listed as the underdog 17 times this season and have failed to win any of those games.
  • The Sharks have not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +580.
  • So far this year, seven out of LIU’s 18 games with an over/under have gone over the point total.
  • Sharks games this season have had a combined scoring total higher than 148 points in seven of 18 outings.
  • LIU’s games this year have had a 148.3-point total on average, 0.3 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

LIU Top Performers

Marko Maletic 19 17.3 3.2 1.1 0.5 0.1 3.2
Andre Washington 10 12.8 2.3 3.0 2.2 0.4 0.7
Jacob Johnson 20 11.4 5.8 2.0 1.4 0.5 0.3
R.J. Greene 20 8.0 3.2 3.5 1.2 0.4 0.2
Quion Burns 19 7.6 4.8 1.5 0.7 0.5 1.1

LIU Season Stats

  • The Sharks’ -284 scoring differential (being outscored by 14.2 points per game) is a result of putting up 67.1 points per game (300th in college basketball) while giving up 81.3 per outing (359th in college basketball).
  • The 32.7 rebounds per game LIU accumulates rank 237th in the nation, 4.4 fewer than the 37.1 its opponents record.
  • The Sharks have averaged 2.7 fewer points in NEC games (64.4) than overall (67.1).
  • LIU has conceded 3.7 fewer points per game in NEC action (77.6) than overall (81.3).
  • The Sharks make fewer 3-pointers in NEC play (4.9 per game) than overall (5.4), and have a lower 3-point percentage in conference games (32.2%) than overall (33.4%).
  • LIU is scoring more points at home (70.3 per game) than on the road (65.4).
  • The Sharks are conceding fewer points at home (69.0 per game) than away (94.4).

LIU Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
1/7/2023 Fairleigh Dickinson L 101-89 Away +12
1/14/2023 Saint Francis (PA) L 87-68 Away +11
1/16/2023 Saint Francis (BKN) L 73-66 Home +3.5
1/20/2023 Stonehill L 73-66 Home +6
1/22/2023 Cent. Conn. St. L 58-42 Home +6
1/26/2023 Sacred Heart Away +12.5
1/28/2023 Saint Francis (BKN) Away
2/2/2023 Merrimack Away
2/9/2023 Fairleigh Dickinson Home
2/11/2023 Wagner Away
2/16/2023 Stonehill Away

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