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Long Island Blackbirds vs Cent Conn State Blue Devils Preview

Cent Conn State Blue DevilsLong Island Blackbirds
Feb 26, 2:00 PM | Wellness Center

Cent Conn State Blue Devils vs Long Island Blackbirds Odds

18-10TEAM RECORD23-5

Cent Conn State pays a visit to Long Island on Saturday, hoping to send the Blackbirds to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Wellness Center.

Supporters of the Blue Devils have watched them go 18-10 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Blackbirds are at 23-5 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Blackbirds are 0-0, while the Blue Devils have a 0-0 mark.

View Cent Conn State vs Long Island Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blackbirds sit at No. 118 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Devils sit at No. 120 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Blackbirds will win this game 82-78.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Long Island's No. 9 nationally ranked offense (82.6 points per game) against a Blue Devils defense that sits as the No. 99 at 65.3 PPG. The Blackbirds have been averaging 46.5% from the field, more than the Blue Devils have managed so far this season (43.7% on average).

Defensively, Cent Conn State features the nation's No. 167-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.6 points per game. Long Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 nationally in scoring at home.

Cent Conn State was a 75-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against St. Francis NY. The Blue Devils got a 27-point effort from Ken Horton, who added 12 rebounds, but St. Francis NY still managed to defeat Cent Conn State 75-65 Thursday at Pope Center.

Long Island was a 94-85 winner in their most recent outing at home against Bryant. Long Island earned a 94-85 victory over Bryant on Thursday, getting 22 points from Michael Culpo at Wellness Center.