Check out our free Saint Francis U 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.
Saint Francis U vs Central Connecticut State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Red Flash vs Blue Devils Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Saint Francis U Red Flash at Central Connecticut State Blue Devils
- Where: New Britain at William H. Detrick Gymnasium
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: Saint Francis U +1, STFPA -104 | CENCON -118 O/U 136.5
Red Flash Preview:
The Saint Francis U Red Flash head into today’s game in what will be their 21st game of the season, posting a record of 8-12. So far, the Red Flash have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 1-9. For the season, Saint Francis U has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 1-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Red Flash being +1 point underdogs.
Josh Cohen comes into today’s game as the Red Flash’s leading scorer at 21.75 points per contest. Not only has Cohen been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Saint Francis U’s top rebounder at 8.1 boards per contest. Before getting a bet down on this game, we recommend keeping close watch on the availability of Landon Moore, as he is currently listed as questionable. If he can’t play, the Red Flash’s will be without their 2nd leading scorer at Landon Moore points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Saint Francis U this season, as they are currently ranked 281st in college basketball at 68.6 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 Red Flash’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.5%, placing them 390th in the NCAA.
Blue Devils Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Saint Francis U, the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils will be taking the floor for the 23rd time this season and have an overall record of 5-17. So far this season, Central Connecticut State has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-7. The Blue Devils’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Central Connecticut State has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 3-3.
Central Connecticut State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kellen Amos who is averaging 14.73 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 37.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.82 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: Saint Francis U Red Flash +1
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 -1. However, we anticipate Saint Francis U 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 Red Flash to cover.