Sacred Heart Pioneers host Bryant Bulldogs in college basketball action
Bryant Bulldogs vs Sacred Heart Pioneers Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Bryant Bulldogs travelling to Sacred Heart Thursday to take on the Pioneers.
The Pioneers are 6-11 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 13-4 and 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Sacred Heart go 0-0 and the Bulldogs go 1-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 304-ranked Pioneers and the No. 234-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-63 win for the Bulldogs on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Sacred Heart has the nation's No. 186-rated offensive output, at 67.4 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 240 allowing on average 69.4 PPG. The Pioneers FG% has averaged 42.9% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 46% per game.
Defensively, Bryant features the nation's No. 197-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.9 points per game. Sacred Heart, meanwhile, comes in at No. 120 nationally in scoring at home.
Bryant was an 82-59 winner in its last match at home against Wagner. The battle between the Bulldogs and Seahawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Wagner was handed an 82-59 defeat on Saturday at Chace Athletic Center.
Sacred Heart was a 75-72 winner in its last match on the road against St. Francis PA. The Pioneers grabbed a 75-72 win over the Red Flash on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Shane Gibson at DeGol Arena.
Bryant home to Long Island, Saturday, January 26
Sacred Heart home to Monmouth, Saturday, January 26