Check out our free Central Connecticut State vs Fairleigh Dickinson pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Teaneck. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Central Connecticut State vs Fairleigh Dickinson Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Blue Devils vs Knights Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Central Connecticut State Blue Devils at Fairleigh Dickinson Knights
- Where: Teaneck at Rothman Center
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Central Connecticut State +5.5, CENCON +193 | FAIRDK -241 O/U 147.0
Blue Devils Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Fairleigh Dickinson, the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils will be taking the floor for the 27th time this season and have an overall record of 7-19. On the road, the Blue Devils will be playing their 15th game of the season, having gone 3-12. So far, the Blue Devils have been the underdog 18 times, going 2-16 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.
Central Connecticut State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kellen Amos who is averaging 14.58 points per game for the Blue Devils. Amos is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Blue Devils’ offensive game plan is the play of Nigel Scantlebury who has hit 37.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.96 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Central Connecticut State this season, as they are currently ranked 439th in college basketball at 61.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Blue Devils’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.2%, placing them 234th in the NCAA.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Central Connecticut State, the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights will be taking the floor for the 27th time this season and have an overall record of 15-11. So far this season, Fairleigh Dickinson has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-4. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Knights as the -5.5 point favorites. The Knights have been favored 12 times, going 8-4 straight up.
Fairleigh Dickinson’s leading scorer this season is Demetre Roberts, who is averaging 16.77 points per contest. So far, Roberts has accounted for 21.33% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.92 rebounds per game and 4.27 assists. Grant Singleton is the second leading scorer for the Knights, averaging 14.8 points per game. Between him and Singleton, they are accounting for 39.4% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Fairleigh Dickinson this season, as they are currently ranked 321st in college basketball at 67.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Knights’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.4%, placing them 348th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Central Connecticut State Blue Devils +5.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -5.5. However, we anticipate Central Connecticut State putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Knights as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Blue Devils to cover.