Saint Francis (PA) College Basketball Betting Line Vs. Cent. Conn. St. – March 1, 2023

Posted on March 1, 2023

The Saint Francis (PA) Red Flash (12-17, 9-7 NEC) host the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (10-21, 7-9 NEC) in a matchup of NEC rivals at DeGol Arena, starting at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

Wednesday’s matchup between the Red Flash and the Blue Devils features the Red Flash as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under is 142 points for the game.

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

  • When: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: DeGol Arena in Loretto, Pennsylvania
  • How to Watch on TV: NEC
  • Spread Favorite: Saint Francis (PA) -4.5
  • Moneyline Favorite: Saint Francis (PA) -204
  • Moneyline Underdog: Cent. Conn. St. +165
  • Over/Under: 142 points

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Saint Francis (PA) Betting Trends

  • The Red Flash are 12-14-1 ATS this season.
  • Saint Francis (PA) is 4-0 ATS this season when playing as at least 4.5-point favorites.
  • The Red Flash have been victorious in six of the eight contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season.
  • Saint Francis (PA) has yet to enter a game this year with shorter moneyline odds than -204.
  • The Red Flash and their opponents have combined to go over the point total 16 out of 27 times this season.
  • Saint Francis (PA)’s 27 games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 142 points 18 times.
  • The average point total in Red Flash matchups this year is 147.5, 5.5 more points than this game’s over/under.

Saint Francis (PA) Top Performers

Josh Cohen 29 22.0 8.1 2.4 0.9 0.9 0.0
Landon Moore 17 13.5 3.0 3.7 0.7 0.0 1.8
Maxwell Land 28 12.5 5.6 1.4 0.5 0.2 1.6
Brad McCabe 29 6.2 4.3 1.1 0.3 0.3 1.3
Ronell Giles Jr. 22 5.9 2.4 2.3 0.6 0.1 1.0

Saint Francis (PA) Season Stats

  • Saint Francis (PA) scores 73.4 points per game (137th in college basketball) and gives up 74.0 (293rd in college basketball) for a -17 scoring differential overall.
  • The Red Flash average 32.2 rebounds per game (227th in college basketball) compared to the 32.8 of their opponents.
  • The Red Flash’s offense has been more effective in NEC games this year, averaging 73.8 points per contest, compared to their overall average of 73.4 PPG.
  • In conference action, Saint Francis (PA) gives up fewer points per contest (71.6) than its season average (74.0).
  • In terms of three-pointers, the Red Flash’s offense has been more productive in NEC action this year, hitting 7.9 threes per contest and connecting on 40.6% of their shots from deep, compared to their season average of 7.8 threes per game with a 38.3% three-point percentage.
  • Saint Francis (PA) averages 79.0 points per game in home games, compared to 68.3 points per game away from home, a difference of 10.7 points per contest.
  • The Red Flash are ceding 68.3 points per game this year at home, which is 11.1 fewer points than they’re allowing in road games (79.4).

Saint Francis (PA) Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
2/11/2023 Merrimack L 75-68 Home +1.5
2/16/2023 Saint Francis (BKN) W 72-64 Away +1.5
2/18/2023 LIU W 93-82 Away -7
2/23/2023 Fairleigh Dickinson W 82-72 Home +2.5
2/25/2023 Wagner L 68-58 Home -0.5
3/1/2023 Cent. Conn. St. Home -4.5

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Cent. Conn. St. Betting Trends

  • Cent. Conn. St. has won 14 games against the spread this year, while failing to cover 17 times.
  • The Blue Devils have covered the spread six times this year (6-5 ATS) when playing as at least 4.5-point underdogs.
  • Cent. Conn. St. has been underdogs in 18 games this season and won three (16.7%) of those contests.
  • The Blue Devils have not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +165.
  • So far this year, 14 out of Cent. Conn. St.’s 31 games with an over/under have gone over the point total.
  • The Blue Devils have played 14 games this season that have had more than 142 combined points scored.
  • Cent. Conn. St. has a 135.6-point average over/under in its outings this season, 6.4 fewer points than this game’s total.

Cent. Conn. St. Top Performers

Kellen Amos 31 14.1 3.4 1.4 0.9 0.5 2.0
Nigel Scantlebury 31 10.2 3.0 3.2 1.5 0.2 1.2
Andre Snoddy 31 9.4 8.3 1.5 0.5 0.5 0.7
Jay Rodgers 28 9.3 1.9 2.3 0.3 0.0 1.3
Davonte Sweatman 31 6.4 3.0 2.2 0.8 0.1 0.8

Cent. Conn. St. Season Stats

  • The Blue Devils’ -120 scoring differential (being outscored by 3.8 points per game) is a result of putting up 65.9 points per game (321st in college basketball) while giving up 69.7 per outing (173rd in college basketball).
  • Cent. Conn. St. is 238th in the country at 32.0 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 32.7 its opponents average.
  • The Blue Devils have averaged 1.2 more points in NEC action (67.1) than overall (65.9).
  • In NEC action, Cent. Conn. St. has given up 2.7 fewer points per game (67.0) than overall (69.7) in 2022-23.
  • In NEC action, the Blue Devils sink fewer trifectas (6.4 per game) than they do overall (7.1), and their percentage from beyond the arc (32.1%) is lower than for the whole season (32.7%).
  • In 2022-23 Cent. Conn. St. is scoring 4.1 more points per game at home (68.7) than on the road (64.6).
  • At home the Blue Devils are giving up 66.6 points per game, 6.4 fewer points than they are on the road (73.0).

Cent. Conn. St. Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
2/11/2023 Fairleigh Dickinson W 77-73 Away +4.5
2/16/2023 Wagner W 58-57 Home -2
2/18/2023 Stonehill W 94-90 Home -1.5
2/23/2023 Merrimack L 70-54 Away +3
2/25/2023 Sacred Heart L 69-67 Home -1
3/1/2023 Saint Francis (PA) Away +4.5

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