Saint Francis U Red Flash vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Betting Prediction 01/15/20

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The Saint Francis U Red Flash (10-5, 3-1 NEC) will be at the Rothman Center to challenge the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (3-12, 1-3 NEC) in a NEC matchup. The game can be seen on ESPNU at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Saint Francis U Red Flash vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Knights fell to the LIU Sharks, 84-70, while the Red Flash won a close one over the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers, 81-80.

Saint Francis U dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.8 (better than their season average of 16.1) and a free throw rate of 0.276 (matching their season average). St. Francis Brooklyn had marks of 16.0 and 0.230, respectively, for those same stats. Fairleigh Dickinson, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.150 vs. 0.141). Kaleb Bishop played well for Fairleigh Dickinson, finishing with 17 points and six rebounds. Isaiah Blackmon, meanwhile was a key piece for Saint Francis U with 19 points and seven rebounds.

The Knights captured this series last year, winning two out of three games. In the last matchup, Fairleigh Dickinson won 85-76. Making free throws was one of Fairleigh Dickinson’s biggest advantages. They were 18-20 (90.0 percent), while the Red Flash were just 4-17 (23.5 percent). This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

Saint Francis U appears to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Red Flash currently rank 62nd in offensive efficiency, while Fairleigh Dickinson ranks 337th in defensive efficiency.

Saint Francis U vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Saint Francis U, ATS Winner – Saint Francis U, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Saint Francis U ranks 99th in rebounds per game (37.3) while Fairleigh Dickinson ranks 245th (32.7).
  • The Knights average 3.7 blocks per game, which ranks 80th in the nation. The Red Flash rank 102nd in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
  • The Red Flash rank 102nd in assists allowed per game (12.1) while the Knights rank 228th (15.9).
  • Fairleigh Dickinson ranks 183rd in three pointers attempted per game (20.9) while Saint Francis U ranks 253rd (18.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Knights’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.2, matching their season average.
  • During their last five games, the Red Flash have scored an average of 79.0 points per game (1.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 70.0 points per game (2.0 below their season average).