Central Connecticut State Blue Devils at Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers ATS Prediction 01/18/20

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The Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (1-17, 0-5 NEC) and the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (6-11, 2-2 NEC) square off at Knott Arena. The Blue Devils will attempt to snap their five-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Central Connecticut State Blue Devils vs. Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Mountaineers edged the Bryant Bulldogs, 67-65, while the Blue Devils lost to the Sacred Heart Pioneers, 66-55.

Mount St. Mary’s played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.2 (better than their season average of 16.8) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 43.2 (above their season average of 30.1). Bryant was 18.1 and 38.7, respectively, for those same stats. Central Connecticut State, on the other hand, held Sacred Heart to an effective field goal percentage of 0.397 (below their season average of 0.504). Mount St. Mary’s’ Malik Jefferson led the way, finishing with 15 points and nine rebounds. Central Connecticut State, meanwhile, was lifted by Ian Krishnan, who contributed 10 points.

This was a highly contested series last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Mountaineers won the most recent matchup 79-66. The Mountaineers’ 10.5 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Blue Devils, who had a mark of 19.3. This will be the first game of the year between these two teams.

Central Connecticut State at Mount St. Mary’s Betting Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Mount St. Mary’s, ATS Winner – Mount St. Mary’s, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Mount St. Mary’s ranks 95th in three pointers allowed per game (20.7) while Central Connecticut State ranks 238th (25.6).
  • The Mountaineers average 3.2 blocks per game, which ranks 105th in the NCAA. The Blue Devils rank 138th in blocks allowed per game (4.2).
  • The Mountaineers average 36.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 127th in the country. The Blue Devils rank 267th in rebounds allowed per game (39.8).
  • Mount St. Mary’s ranks 125th in assists allowed per game (12.4) while Central Connecticut State ranks 249th (16.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Blue Devils have scored an average of 65.2 points per game (4.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 79.2 points per game (1.0 above their season average).
  • The Mountaineers have outscored opponents by an average of 2.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Mount St. Mary’s has lost by an average of 3.3 points.