Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Pioneers College Hoops Game Preview
Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Sacred Heart Pioneers Odds
The visiting Fairleigh Dickinson Knights hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Pitt Center against the Sacred Heart Pioneers.
The Knights will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 0-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pioneers are 0-0 ATS. Fairleigh Dickinson is 0-0 against the total, while Sacred Heart is 0-0 versus the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 279 (Pioneers) and the No. 343 (Knights) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 66-61 result in favor of the Pioneers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Knights is ranked No. 334 in NCAA hoops at 29.7 per game. Contrast that with Sacred Heart’s No. 189 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Sacred Heart is the No. 115-ranked team in the country at 6.7 per game, while Fairleigh Dickinson rates No. 127 at 6.6 per game.
Defensively, Fairleigh Dickinson features the nation's No. 328-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.6 points per game. Sacred Heart, meanwhile, comes in at No. 65 nationally in scoring at home.
Fairleigh Dickinson was an 80-71 loser in their most recent outing at home against Cent Conn State. Yves Jules chucked in a team-high 34 points for Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 80-71 at Rothman Center.
Sacred Heart was a 91-82 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Mount St. Mary's. The Pioneers got 21 points from Louis Montes, but it was Mount St. Mary's that prevailed in a 91-82 final on Saturday at Knott Arena.
Fairleigh Dickinson home to Monmouth, Saturday, February 9
Sacred Heart at Bryant, Saturday, February 9