St. Francis PA Red Flash face Lafayette Leopards: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
St. Francis PA Red Flash vs Lafayette Leopards Odds
Kirby Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Lafayette Leopards and the visiting St. Francis PA Red Flash in college hoops action on Tuesday.
Supporters of the Red Flash have watched them go 0-6 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Leopards are at 2-7 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Leopards are 0-0, while the Red Flash have a 0-0 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 344-ranked Leopards and the No. 346-rated Red Flash in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 59-57 win for the Leopards on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Red Flash is ranked No. 346 in NCAA hoops at 25.7 per game. Contrast that with Lafayette’s No. 333 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Lafayette is the No. 29-ranked team in the country at 8.2 per game, while St. Francis PA rates No. 137 at 6.5 per game.
Defensively, St. Francis PA features the nation's No. 195-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 225 nationally in scoring at home.
St. Francis PA was a 61-51 loser in its last match on the road against American. St. Francis PA got 20 points from Umar Shannon but lost anyway, 61-51, to American on Saturday at Bender Arena.
Lafayette lost its last outing, a 71-60 result against Long Island on December 1. Dan Trist scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Leopards to a win (they lost 71-60 to Long Island at Wellness Center on Saturday).
St. Francis PA home to Lehigh, Saturday, December 8
Lafayette at Fairleigh Dickinson, Friday, December 7