Check out our free Fairleigh Dickinson vs Central Connecticut State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in New Britain. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Fairleigh Dickinson vs Central Connecticut State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Knights vs Blue Devils Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights at Central Connecticut State Blue Devils
- Where: New Britain at William H. Detrick Gymnasium
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Fairleigh Dickinson +2, FAIRDK +112 | CENCON -136 O/U 144.0
Fairleigh Dickinson will take their 4 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 10-8. On the road, the Knights will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 3-7. So far, the Knights have been the underdog 9 times, going 2-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2 underdogs on the spread.
Fairleigh Dickinson’s leading scorer this season is Demetre Roberts, who is averaging 16.72 points per contest. So far, Roberts has accounted for 21.15% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.94 rebounds per game and 4.06 assists. Ansley Almonor is the second leading scorer for the Knights, averaging 15.18 points per game. Between him and Almonor, they are accounting for 39.3% 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.
Blue Devils Preview:
Central Connecticut State will take the floor against the Knights with an overall record of 4-14. Currently, the Blue Devils have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 3-5. The Blue Devils’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2 points in their favor. For the season, Central Connecticut State has been favored to win in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 2-1.
Central Connecticut State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kellen Amos who is averaging 15.0 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 35.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.56 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights +2
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 Central Connecticut State Blue Devils are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -2. However, we anticipate Fairleigh Dickinson putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Blue Devils as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Knights to cover.
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