Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Saint Francis (PA) NEC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023
The No. 2 seed Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (18-14, 10-6 NEC) and the No. 3 seed Saint Francis (PA) Red Flash (13-17, 9-7 NEC) face off in the NEC Tournament Saturday at Rothman Center, tipping off at 8:00 PM on SNY. Fairleigh Dickinson is favored by 4.5 points. Both teams are looking to take another step toward a conference title and an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has an over/under set at 156 points.
Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Saint Francis (PA) Odds
- Fairleigh Dickinson odds to win: -196
- Saint Francis (PA) odds to win: +166
- Spread: Fairleigh Dickinson (-4.5)
- Total: 156
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV: SNY
- Where: Teaneck, New Jersey
- Venue: Rothman Center
Who Will Win Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Saint Francis (PA)?
Fairleigh Dickinson and Saint Francis (PA) Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
When it has played as at least 4.5-point favorites this season, Fairleigh Dickinson is 2-8-1 against the spread.
Saint Francis (PA) has a 3-6-1 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 4.5 points or more this season.
The two teams average a combined 3.8 fewer points per game (152.2) than this game’s over/under of 156 points.
Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 149.8 points per game, 6.2 fewer than the over/under for this matchup.
The average point total for Fairleigh Dickinson’s games this season is 1.6 fewer points than the total of 156 in this matchup.
The average over/under in Red Flash games this year is 8.4 fewer points than the point total of 156 for this outing.
The Knights are 11-18-1 against the spread this season.
The Red Flash have gone 14-13-1 ATS this season.
Fairleigh Dickinson Stats & Insights
Fairleigh Dickinson averages 78.4 points per game (37th in college basketball) while allowing 75.9 per contest (328th in college basketball). It has a +80 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 2.5 points per game.
Fairleigh Dickinson is 230th in the country at 31 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 30.4 its opponents average.
The Knights connect on 8.3 three-pointers per game (76th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 8.3. They shoot 34.6% from deep while their opponents hit 37.2% from long range.
Fairleigh Dickinson ranks 58th in college basketball with 98.6 points scored per 100 possessions, and 284th in college basketball defensively with 95.4 points conceded per 100 possessions.
The Knights are posting 82.3 points per game this season in home games, which is 8.1 more points than they’re averaging on the road (74.2).
Saint Francis (PA) Stats & Insights
Saint Francis (PA) scores 73.8 points per game (130th in college basketball) and gives up 73.9 (292nd in college basketball) for a -3 scoring differential overall.
Saint Francis (PA) is 203rd in college basketball at 31.4 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 31.8 its opponents average.
Saint Francis (PA) makes 7.8 three-pointers per game (132nd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 7.1. It shoots 38.5% from deep, and its opponents shoot 33.2%.
Saint Francis (PA)’s 95.6 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 132nd in college basketball, and the 95.7 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 293rd in college basketball.
In 2022-23 the Red Flash are averaging 11 more points per game at home (79.3) than away (68.3).
Fairleigh Dickinson Key Players to Watch
The leader in points and assists for the Knights is Demetre Roberts, who scores 16.7 points and dishes out 4.2 assists per game.
Fairleigh Dickinson’s best rebounder is Joe Munden Jr., who averages 4.9 boards per game in addition to his 10.8 PPG average.
Grant Singleton makes more threes per game than any other member of the Knights, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.3 per contest.
The Fairleigh Dickinson steals leader is Singleton, who averages two takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Ansley Almonor, who compiles 0.7 rejections per contest.
Saint Francis (PA) Key Players to Watch
The Red Flash’s leader in scoring and rebounding is Josh Cohen with 22.1 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
Saint Francis (PA)’s assist leader is Cam Gregory with 2.6 per game. He also records 5.1 points per game and tacks on 1.5 rebounds per game.
Maxwell Land knocks down 1.7 three-pointers per game, the most on the Red Flash.
Cohen is at the top of the Saint Francis (PA) steals and blocks leaderboards with 0.9 steals per game and 0.9 blocks per game.
Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Saint Francis (PA) Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Fairleigh Dickinson (-4.5)
- Pick OU:
Fairleigh Dickinson 78, Saint Francis (PA) 72
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