The Red Flash and Pioneers are set to face off at 11:00 ET on NEC. The Pioneers will host the game at William H. Pitt Center in Fairfield, CT. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 141.5 points, and the Pioneers are favored to win at home against the Red Flash.


The Pick: Saint Francis U Red Flash +8

This game will be played at William H. Pitt Center at 11:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Pioneers.
  • Even though we have Sacred Heart winning straight-up, we like Saint Francis U at +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Does Saint Francis U Have What it Takes on the Road?

After their most recent game, a 78-76 win over Campbell, Saint Francis U has a 5-8 record. So far this season, Saint Francis U has gone 2-5 on the road and 1-3 at home. As of today's game, Saint Francis U has a 7-3-1 record against the spread. In their last five games, they are 4-0-1 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 13 games, Saint Francis U has an over/under record of 4-7-0, with their games averaging 135.2 points per game on average. When looking at the Red Flash's last three games, their over/under record is 3-0, with their games averaging 146 points per game.

Saint Francis U is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 78 points vs. Campbell. This figure is more than their season average of 66.2 points per game. The top scorer for the Red Flash was Carlos Lopez Jr. with 22 points, while Cam Gregory also added 18 to the scoreboard.

Coming into today's game, the Saint Francis U defense is giving up an average of 71.4 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Campbell, the Fighting Camels finished with a field goal percentage of 46% and a total of 76 points vs. Saint Francis U.

Does Sacred Heart Have What it Takes at Home?

Sacred Heart, who are 6-9, will face Saint Francis U in their 16th game. In their previous 15 games, Sacred Heart has gone 1-6 on the road and 3-3 at home. As of today's game, Sacred Heart holds a 7-6 record against the spread. In their last ten games this season, Sacred Heart is 2-2 vs. the spread.

In 15 games, Sacred Heart comes in with an over/under mark of 6-7-0, with their games averaging 145 points per game. When looking at the Pioneers' last three games, their over/under record is 1-1, with their games averaging 150 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Sacred Heart offense ended with 67 points against Dartmouth. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44.1% and made 6 threes. Nico Galette is leading the team in scoring at 14.2 points per contest. Alex Sobel has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.5 going into the game.

At present, the Pioneers' defense is nationally ranked 179th, allowing 72.9 points per game. Against Dartmouth in their most recent game, the Sacred Heart defense gave up a total of 57 points while allowing Dartmouth to hit 44% of their shots.