Saint Francis (PA) vs Cent. Conn. St. Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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The Central Connecticut State Blue Devils’ (10-21, 7-9 NEC) NEC schedule includes Wednesday’s matchup with the Saint Francis (PA) Red Flash (12-17, 9-7 NEC) at DeGol Arena. It begins at 7:00 PM ET on NEC Front Row.

The Red Flash are currently 4.5-point favorites over the Blue Devils. The game’s over/under is 141.

Saint Francis (PA) vs. Cent. Conn. St. Odds

Point Spread for Saint Francis (PA) vs. Cent. Conn. St.

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Saint Francis (PA) as the favorite.

Saint Francis (PA) vs. Cent. Conn. St. Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Saint Francis (PA) has -203 odds to pick up the win, while Cent. Conn. St. is listed at +169 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 141 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NEC Front Row
  • Location: Loretto, Pennsylvania
  • Arena: DeGol Arena

Saint Francis (PA) vs. Cent. Conn. St. Betting Trends

Saint Francis (PA) has played 27 games, with 13 wins against the spread. The Red Flash have been chosen as favorites in nine games this year and have walked away with the win six times (66.7%) in those games. Saint Francis (PA)’s games this year have gone over the point total 16 times in 31 opportunities (51.6%).

Cent. Conn. St. is 14-17-0 against the spread this season. The Blue Devils have won three of the 18 games they were the underdog on the moneyline this season (16.7%). Cent. Conn. St. has hit the over 48.4% of the time this year (15 of 31 games with a set point total).

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Saint Francis (PA) vs. Cent. Conn. St. Key Players to Watch

Saint Francis (PA)

Josh Cohen paces his squad in both points (22) and rebounds (8.1) per game, and also posts 2.4 assists. At the other end, he posts 0.9 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. Maxwell Land posts 12.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 0.5 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Brad McCabe posts 6.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest, shooting 43.6% from the floor and 39% from beyond the arc with 1.3 made 3-pointers per game. Landon Moore posts 13.5 points, 3 rebounds and 3.7 assists per contest. Defensively, he delivers 0.7 steals and 0 blocked shots.

Cent. Conn. St.

Andre Snoddy is posting a team-leading 8.3 rebounds per game. And he is contributing 9.4 points and 1.5 assists, making 42.1% of his shots from the field. Kellen Amos is putting up team highs in points (14.1 per game) and assists (1.4). And he is producing 3.4 rebounds, making 45.4% of his shots from the floor and 35.1% from beyond the arc, with 2 treys per contest. Nigel Scantlebury is averaging a team-high 3.2 assists per game. And he is producing 10.2 points and 3 rebounds, making 36.8% of his shots from the field and 30.6% from 3-point range, with 1.2 treys per game. Davonte Sweatman is putting up 6.4 points, 3 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, making 43.8% of his shots from the field.

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

A total of nine out of Saint Francis (PA)’s 16 NEC games this season have hit the over. The Red Flash rank 137th in college basketball with 73.4 points per game this season. At the other end, they rank 293rd with 74 points allowed per game. Saint Francis (PA) is 209th in college basketball with 31.3 rebounds per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 224th with 31.7 rebounds allowed per contest.

Offensively, the Red Flash have fared better when playing at home this season, scoring 79 points per game, compared to 68.3 per game when playing on the road. Saint Francis (PA) is making 7.8 three-pointers per game this year (137th-ranked in college basketball), and it has a 38.3% three-point percentage (15th-best). The Red Flash are ceding 7.2 three-pointers per game (185th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 33.4% (157th-ranked) from downtown.

The Red Flash have gone 4-6 over their past 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, Saint Francis (PA) has hit the over six times. Saint Francis (PA)’s offense has been very consistent as of late, averaging the same 73.4 points per game over its last 10 games as it has the entire 2022-23 season. The past 10 games have seen Saint Francis (PA) give up 1.6 more points per game (75.6) than its season-long average (74).

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What you need to know about the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils

Cent. Conn. St. and its opponents have combined to go over the point total seven out of 16 times this season in NEC play. The Blue Devils score 65.9 points per game and allow 69.7, making them 321st in college basketball on offense and 173rd defensively. In 2022-23, Cent. Conn. St. is 244th in college basketball in rebounds (30.8 per game) and 204th in rebounds conceded (31.5).

At home the Blue Devils are scoring 68.7 points per game, 4.1 more than they are averaging on the road (64.6). Cent. Conn. St. is 237th in the nation in 3-pointers made (6.9 per game) and 252nd in 3-point percentage (33%). The Blue Devils are 215th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (7.5 per game) and 269th in 3-point percentage defensively (35.2%).

The Blue Devils have gone 5-5 in their last 10 contests, with a 4-6 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 contests, Cent. Conn. St. has gone over the total six times. Cent. Conn. St. has performed better offensively over its previous 10 games, generating 69.4 points per contest, 3.5 more than its season average of 65.9. While the Blue Devils are allowing 69.7 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their previous 10 games, allowing 70.1 points per contest.

Saint Francis (PA) vs. Cent. Conn. St. Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Saint Francis (PA), and we expect that Cent. Conn. St. will cover the spread (Saint Francis (PA) -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 141 points.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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