Teams looking to string together some wins meet when the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils battle the St. Francis (N.Y.) Terriers in a Northeast Conference matchup on Thursday afternoon. The Blue Devils (6-17, 4-5 Northeast) are looking for consecutive victories for the first time in a month. They defeated St. Francis (BKN) 74-52 on Dec. 31 and followed that up with a 78-59 win over Long Island on Jan. 5. The Terriers (11-11, 4-5), meanwhile, are looking to win three in a row for the second time this season. They have won five of their past seven games, including a 71-59 win over Long Island on Saturday.
The game from the Activity Resource Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., will tip off at 2 p.m. ET. Central Connecticut is averaging 65.1 points per game, while St. Francis Brooklyn averages 65.5. The Blue Devils are 2.5-point favorites in the latest Central Connecticut vs. St. Francis (BKN) odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 127. Before locking in any St. Francis (BKN) vs. Central Connecticut picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Central Connecticut vs. St. Francis (BKN) and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for St. Francis (BKN) vs. Central Connecticut:
- Central Connecticut vs. St. Francis spread: Central Connecticut State -2.5
- Central Connecticut vs. St. Francis over/under: 127 points
- Central Connecticut vs. St. Francis money line: Central Connecticut -135, St. Francis (BKN) +115
- CCU: The Blue Devils are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record
- SF: The Terriers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS win
- Central Connecticut vs. St. Francis (BKN) picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Central Connecticut can cover
Sophomore forward Andre Snoddy has been red hot of late, posting four consecutive double-doubles, including a 15-point and 11-rebound performance against St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday. He scored 14 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in a 72-50 loss at Wagner on Jan. 20. He has seven double-doubles on the season. In the first meeting against St. Francis Brooklyn, Snoddy scored five points and grabbed 14 rebounds. For the season, he is averaging 9.3 points, eight rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
Junior guard Jay Rodgers has reached double-figure scoring in 10 of the last 14 games, including an 11-point effort in Saturday's win over St. Francis (Pa.). He scored a season-high 23 points in a 90-77 loss at Fordham on Dec. 11. For the season, Rodgers is averaging 9.0 points, 2.4 assists and two rebounds per game. He is connecting on 37.3% of his 3-pointers and 73.7% of his free throws.
Why St. Francis (BKN) can cover
Senior guard Tedrick Wilcox Jr. has reached double-digit scoring in the last two games, including a 21-point effort in a 65-56 win over Wagner last Thursday. He has scored 10 or more points in nine games, including four games with 20 or more. He scored a season-high 27 points in a 78-73 win over Hartford on Jan. 10. In the first meeting with the Blue Devils, Wilcox scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds. He is averaging 10.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals.
Also helping power the Terrier offense is freshman guard Zion Bethea, who primarily has come off the bench. He averages 9.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He has scored in double figures in each of the last four games, including an 18-point, six-assist and four-rebound effort against Long Island on Saturday. He began the season with a 24-point and four rebound performance in a 94-56 win over Mount St. Mary on Nov. 7.
How to make St. Francis (BKN) vs. Central Connecticut picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 135 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60% of simulations. You can only see the model's picks at SportsLine.
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