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Long Island Blackbirds vs Cent Conn State Blue Devils Preview

Cent Conn State Blue DevilsLong Island Blackbirds
March 6, 12:00 PM | Wellness Center

Cent Conn State Blue Devils vs Long Island Blackbirds Odds

19-11TEAM RECORD25-5

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Cent Conn State when they take on the Blackbirds on Sunday in college hoops betting action.

This is a conference playoff game in the Northeast Tournament.

The Blackbirds are 25-5 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Blue Devils, meanwhile, are 19-11 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Long Island go 0-0 and the Blue Devils go 0-0 on the totals.

View Cent Conn State vs Long Island Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blackbirds - Blue Devils odds would favor the Blackbirds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Long Island is rated No. 124 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Cent Conn State is at No. 138. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-77 win for the Blackbirds.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Long Island's No. 5-ranked scoring average of 83 PPG, against a Blue Devils defense rated No. 114 and allowing 65.9 PPG. The Blackbirds FG% has averaged 46.8% to date this season, more than the Blue Devils shooters have managed so far (43.7% per game).

Defensively, Cent Conn State features the nation's No. 204-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.6 points per game. Long Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cent Conn State was a 64-62 winner at home against St. Francis NY. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites. Cent Conn State earned a 64-62 victory over St. Francis NY on Thursday, getting 16 points from Shemik Thompson at Detrick Gymnasium.

In their last action, Long Island was a 90-75 winner at home against St. Francis PA. They covered the 13.5–point spread as favorites. The Blackbirds got a 20-point performance from Julian Boyd, who added 11 rebounds, as Long Island ran past St. Francis PA 90-75 on Thursday at Wellness Center.