Fairleigh Dickinson vs Saint Francis (PA) Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The No. 2 seed Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (18-14, 10-6 NEC) will square off in the NEC Tournament against the No. 3 seed Saint Francis (PA) Red Flash (13-17, 9-7 NEC) on Saturday at Rothman Center, beginning at 8:00 PM.

The Knights are currently 4.5-point favorites over the Red Flash. The over/under is 156 points for the game.

Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Saint Francis (PA) Odds

Point Spread for Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Saint Francis (PA)

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with bookmakers listing Fairleigh Dickinson as the favorite.

Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Saint Francis (PA) Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Fairleigh Dickinson has -196 odds to pick up the win, while Saint Francis (PA) is listed at +166 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 156 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: SNY
  • Location: Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Arena: Rothman Center

Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Saint Francis (PA) Betting Trends

In Fairleigh Dickinson’s 30 games this year, it has 11 wins against the spread. The Knights have been chosen as favorites in 17 games this year and have walked away with the win 10 times (58.8%) in those games. Fairleigh Dickinson’s games this year have hit the over on 19 of 28 set point totals.

Saint Francis (PA) has played 28 games, with 14 wins, against the spread. The Red Flash have won three of the 16 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (18.8%). Saint Francis (PA)’s games this year have gone over the point total 60.7% of the time (17 out of 28 games with a set point total).

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Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Saint Francis (PA) Key Players to Watch

Fairleigh Dickinson

Grant Singleton averages 14.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per contest. Defensively, he puts up 2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Ansley Almonor is averaging 14.1 points, 1.5 assists and 4.6 rebounds per contest. Sean Moore posts 6.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1 assists per game, shooting 46% from the floor.

Saint Francis (PA)

Josh Cohen is No. 1 on the Red Flash in scoring (22.1 points per game) and rebounding (8.3), and averages 2.5 assists. He also delivers 0.9 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. Maxwell Land is putting up 12.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest, making 42.8% of his shots from the field and 36.6% from 3-point range, with 1.7 treys per game. The Red Flash get 6.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game from Brad McCabe. Landon Moore gets the Red Flash 13.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per contest. He also puts up 0.7 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights

So far this season, 11 out of Fairleigh Dickinson’s 17 NEC games have gone over the point total. So far this season, the Knights are putting up 78.4 points per game (37th-ranked in college basketball) and surrendering 75.9 points per contest (328th-ranked). Fairleigh Dickinson is pulling down 31 rebounds per game (232nd-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 30.4 rebounds per contest (136th-ranked).

At home, the Knights are putting up 8.1 more points per game (82.3) than they are when playing on the road (74.2). With 8.3 threes per game, Fairleigh Dickinson ranks 77th in the nation. It has a 34.6% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 165th in college basketball. The Knights, who are 304th in college basketball with 8.3 threes conceded per game, are allowing a 37.2% shooting percentage from downtown, which is 16th-worst in college basketball.

The Knights are 4-6 against the spread and 6-4 overall over their past 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Fairleigh Dickinson has gone over the total eight times. Fairleigh Dickinson has been scoring 79 points per contest in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 78.4 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. The past 10 games have seen Fairleigh Dickinson allow 0.1 more points per game (76) than its season-long average (75.9).

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What you need to know about the Saint Francis (PA) Red Flash

So far this year, 10 out of Saint Francis (PA)’s 17 NEC games with an over/under have gone over the point total. At 73.8 points scored per game and 73.9 points allowed, the Red Flash are 129th in the nation offensively and 291st on defense. Saint Francis (PA) collects 31.4 rebounds per game and give up 31.8 boards, ranking 204th and 232nd, respectively, in the nation.

The Red Flash average 79.3 points per game at home, and 68.3 away. Beyond the arc, Saint Francis (PA) is 132nd in the country in 3-pointers made per game (7.8). It is 15th-best in 3-point percentage at 38.5%. The Red Flash are 165th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (7.1 per game) and 139th in 3-point percentage defensively (33.2%).

The Red Flash have gone 5-5 in their last 10 contests, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. Six of Saint Francis (PA)’s last 10 games have hit the over. Saint Francis (PA) has performed worse offensively in its past 10 games, averaging 73.5 points per contest, 0.3 fewer points its than season average of 73.8. Over their last 10 games, the Red Flash are allowing 73.8 points per game, compared to their season average of 73.9 points allowed.

Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Saint Francis (PA) Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Fairleigh Dickinson, and we project that Fairleigh Dickinson will cover the spread (Fairleigh Dickinson -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 156 points.

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How to bet Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Saint Francis (PA)

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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