On Thursday, the St. Francis (N.Y.) Terriers will host the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils in a Northeast showdown at Peter Aquilone Court. The game is set to tip-off at 2 p.m. ET. Both teams are coming off recent victories and are looking to carry that momentum into this game.
The Blue Devils had a comfortable win against St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash on Saturday, with a final score of 88-74. Meanwhile, the Terriers defeated the LIU Sharks at home on Saturday, with a 71-59 victory. The odds have been in favor of the Blue Devils, who have a record of 6-17, but the Terriers, who sit at 11-11, have had success against Central Connecticut State in the past, winning 8 of their last 14 matchups.
When it comes to offensive stats, the Blue Devils have struggled, ranking 18th for the fewest points per game in college basketball with an average of 65.1. The Terriers have also had their own challenges, ranking 16th for the lowest field goal percentage in college basketball, with a 40.90% success rate from the field. One of these weaknesses could potentially lead to the losing team’s downfall.
The game can be streamed on the CBS Sports App and the latest college basketball odds have the Blue Devils as a slight 1-point favorite. The line on this game has shifted since opening, with the Terriers originally favored by 1 point. The over/under is set at -110.
The series history between the two teams favors St. Francis (N.Y.), with 8 wins in their last 14 games against Central Connecticut State. Their previous matchups include a 74-52 win for Central Connecticut State on December 31, 2022 and a 67-50 win for St. Francis (N.Y.) on February 12, 2022.