Bryant Bulldogs at Sacred Heart Pioneers Free Prediction 01/12/19

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The Bryant Bulldogs (5-9, 2-1 NEC) will be at the William Pitt Center – West Gym to go head-to-head against the Sacred Heart Pioneers (6-10, 2-1 NEC) in a NEC matchup. The game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Bryant Bulldogs at Sacred Heart Pioneers ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Pioneers lost a tough one against the Wagner Seahawks, 76-73, while the Bulldogs defeated the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers, 66-59.

Bryant played a nearly flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.5 (above their season average of 26.1) and a turnover percentage of 16.5 (worse than their season average of 15.8). Mount St. Mary’s was 19.4 and 19.5, respectively, for those same stats. Sacred Heart, on the other hand, forced Wagner into a turnover percentage of 21.8 (above their season average of 18.7). Koreem Ozier put together a good performance for Sacred Heart with 19 points. Bryant, meanwhile, was led by Sabastian Townes, who finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

This series was highly competitive last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Pioneers won the last game 94-84. Sacred Heart had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.703 vs. 0.516). Bryant, on the other hand, did a terrific job of converting from the free throw line (21-25; 84.0 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Conflicting paces will be on display in this battle. Sacred Heart likes to play up-tempo (28th in possessions per game), while Bryant is slower-paced (221st in possessions per game).

Bryant Bulldogs at Sacred Heart Pioneers Betting Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Sacred Heart, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Sacred Heart ranks 35th in rebounds per game (39.8) while Bryant ranks 234th (31.9).
  • The Pioneers rank 78th in blocks per game (3.8) while the Bulldogs rank 140th in blocks allowed per game (4.4).
  • The Bulldogs rank 55th in three pointers attempted per game (25.9) while the Pioneers rank 246th in three pointers allowed per game (27.3).
  • Sacred Heart ranks 57th in assists per game (15.6) while Bryant ranks 230th (10.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Bulldogs have outscored opponents by an average of 0.8 points in their last five games. For the season, Bryant has been defeated by an average of 10.3 points.
  • During their last five games, the Pioneers have scored an average of 79.6 points per game (1.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 83.2 points per game (0.9 above their season average).