Sacred Heart College Basketball Betting Line Vs. Saint Francis (BKN) – February 23, 2023

Posted on February 23, 2023

NEC foes square off when the Sacred Heart Pioneers (14-15, 7-7 NEC) host the Saint Francis (BKN) Terriers (13-14, 6-8 NEC) at William H. Pitt Center, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 23, 2023.

Thursday’s matchup between the Pioneers and the Terriers features the Pioneers as healthy 7.5-point favorites. The point total for the game is 135.5.

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Sacred Heart Betting Line, Matchup Info Vs. Saint Francis (BKN)

  • When: Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: William H. Pitt Center in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • How to Watch on TV: NEC
  • Spread Favorite: Sacred Heart -7.5
  • Moneyline Favorite: Sacred Heart -334
  • Moneyline Underdog: Saint Francis (BKN) +261
  • Over/Under: 135.5 points

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Sacred Heart Betting Trends

  • The Pioneers have won 11 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover or pushing 16 times.
  • Sacred Heart has been favored by 7.5 points or more this season twice, and failed to cover both times.
  • The Pioneers have won in nine, or 60%, of the 15 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year.
  • Sacred Heart has yet to enter a game this year with shorter moneyline odds than -334.
  • The Pioneers and their opponents have combined to hit the over 11 out of 27 times this season.
  • Sacred Heart’s 27 games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 135.5 points 16 times.
  • The average total in Pioneers contests this year is 143.5, 8.0 more than this matchup’s over/under.

Sacred Heart Top Performers

Nico Galette 29 16.0 6.9 1.9 1.8 1.0 1.1
Aidan Carpenter 1 15.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Joey Reilly 29 11.4 1.4 2.2 1.4 0.0 1.9
Raheem Solomon 29 10.8 3.1 0.9 1.4 0.4 1.5
Bryce Johnson 29 9.9 8.2 2.0 0.9 0.3 0.2

Sacred Heart Season Stats

  • Sacred Heart has a -15 scoring differential, putting up 71.5 points per game (179th in college basketball) and giving up 72.0 (246th in college basketball).
  • The Pioneers are 140th in the nation at 33.6 rebounds per game. That’s 1.7 fewer than the 35.3 their opponents average.
  • With 72.1 points per game in NEC contests, the Pioneers are tallying 0.6 more points per game in conference games compared to their season average (71.5 PPG).
  • Sacred Heart’s defense has been better in NEC tilts this season, allowing 70.5 points per matchup, compared to its season average of 72.0 PPG allowed.
  • The Pioneers are making 6.8 treys per game this season in conference action, which is 0.4 fewer threes per game than their season average (7.2). As far as three-point percentage, they are better in NEC action (32.5%) than overall (31.9%).
  • When playing at home, Sacred Heart is scoring 2.7 more points per game (73.0) than it is on the road (70.3).
  • Defensively the Pioneers have played better at home this year, allowing 69.6 points per game, compared to 73.9 when playing on the road.

Sacred Heart Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
2/2/2023 Wagner W 65-56 Home -2.5
2/4/2023 Cent. Conn. St. W 78-65 Home -3.5
2/9/2023 Saint Francis (PA) L 78-76 Away +0.5
2/16/2023 Fairleigh Dickinson W 94-86 Home -2
2/18/2023 Merrimack L 67-55 Home -1.5
2/23/2023 Saint Francis (BKN) Home -7.5
2/25/2023 Cent. Conn. St. Away

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Saint Francis (BKN) Betting Trends

  • Saint Francis (BKN) has covered 13 times in 25 matchups with a spread this year.
  • The Terriers have an ATS record of 3-3 when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs this year.
  • Saint Francis (BKN) has entered the game as underdogs 17 times this season and won five, or 29.4%, of those games.
  • The Terriers have not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +261.
  • In Saint Francis (BKN)’s 25 chances this year, the combined scoring has gone over the point total six times.
  • The Terriers have combined with their opponent to score more than 135.5 points in six of 25 games this season.
  • Saint Francis (BKN)’s games this season have had an average of 131.0 points, 4.5 fewer 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. 26 11.1 3.7 1.9 1.2 0.4 1.8
Zion Bethea 27 10.4 3.6 1.3 1.3 0.3 1.1
Larry Moreno 19 10.0 2.4 2.3 1.2 0.4 1.5
Josiah Harris 26 9.2 8.7 1.0 0.8 1.3 0.2

Saint Francis (BKN) Season Stats

  • The Terriers’ -68 scoring differential (being outscored by 2.5 points per game) is a result of putting up 64.2 points per game (340th in college basketball) while giving up 66.7 per contest (90th in college basketball).
  • Saint Francis (BKN) ranks 216th in college basketball at 32.5 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 32.6 its opponents average.
  • The Terriers score fewer points in conference play (61.4 per game) than overall (64.2).
  • Saint Francis (BKN) allows the same amount of points in NEC play as overall (66.7 per game).
  • In NEC action, the Terriers make more trifectas (7.0 per game) than they do overall (6.7), and their percentage from beyond the arc (35.5%) is also higher than for the whole season (34.2%).
  • At home, Saint Francis (BKN) scores 69.0 points per game. Away, it scores 58.3.
  • At home, the Terriers allow 64.2 points per game. On the road, they give up 69.9.

Saint Francis (BKN) Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
2/2/2023 Cent. Conn. St. W 53-48 Home +2.5
2/4/2023 Stonehill L 65-59 Home +2
2/9/2023 Wagner W 64-62 Home +3
2/11/2023 Stonehill L 62-51 Away +5.5
2/16/2023 Saint Francis (PA) L 72-64 Home -1.5
2/23/2023 Sacred Heart Away +7.5
2/25/2023 Fairleigh Dickinson Away

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