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Long Island Blackbirds home to Red Flash in NCAAB betting action

St. Francis PA Red FlashLong Island Blackbirds
March 3, 7:00 PM | Wellness Center

St. Francis PA Red Flash vs Long Island Blackbirds Odds


The Blackbirds hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the St. Francis PA Red Flash pay a visit to Wellness Center on the college basketball betting menu.

This is a conference playoff game in the Northeast Tournament.

Long Island battles the Red Flash, currently sitting with a 9-20 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Blackbirds and 0-0 for the Red Flash.

View St. Francis PA vs Long Island Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blackbirds sit at No. 124 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Red Flash sit at No. 337 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Blackbirds will win this game 82-66.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Red Flash is ranked No. 311 in NCAA hoops at 31.5 per game. Contrast that with Long Island’s No. 4 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Long Island is the No. 92-ranked team in the country at 7.1 per game, while St. Francis PA rates No. 230 at 5.7 per game.

Defensively, St. Francis PA features the nation's No. 287-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.9 points per game. Long Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, St. Francis PA was a 64-55 loser at home against Mount St. Mary's. The Red Flash endured a 64-55 loss at the hands of the Mountaineers on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Umar Shannon at DeGol Arena.

Long Island was an 86-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against Cent Conn State. Long Island got 22 points from David Hicks en route to an 86-72 victory over Cent Conn State on Saturday at Wellness Center.