The St. Francis (N.Y.) Terriers will look to continue their home dominance when they take on the visiting St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash in Northeast Conference action on Thursday afternoon. The Terriers (13-13, 6-7 NEC), who are looking for their first winning season since 2018-2019, are 10-4 on their home court. The Red Flash (9-16, 6-6), who have not had a winning record over the past three seasons, are just 1-12 on the road. The Red Flash currently sits in a three-way tie with Sacred Heart and Wagner for fourth place overall in the conference and third place for postseason seeding with Stonehill ineligible for the playoffs.
The game from the Generoso Pope Athletic Complex in Brooklyn, N.Y., will tip off at 2 p.m. ET. St. Francis (Pa.) is averaging 73 points per game, while St. Francis Brooklyn averages 64.2. The Terriers are 1-point favorites in the latest St. Francis (Pa.) vs. St. Francis Brooklyn odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 136.5. Before making any St. Francis (BKN) vs. St. Francis (Pa.) picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on St. Francis (Pa.) vs. St. Francis (BKN) and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for St. Francis (BKN) vs. St. Francis (Pa.):
- St. Francis (Pa.) vs. St. Francis Brooklyn spread: St. Francis Brooklyn -1
- St. Francis (Pa.) vs. St. Francis Brooklyn over/under: 136.5 points
- St. Francis (Pa.) vs. St. Francis Brooklyn money line: St. Francis Brooklyn -115, St. Francis (Pa.) -105
- SFPA: The Over is 6-1 in the Red Flash's last seven games
- SFBK: The Terriers are 11-2 against the spread in their last 13 Thursday games
- St. Francis (Pa.) vs. St. Francis Brooklyn picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why St. Francis (BKN) can cover
Junior forward Josiah Harris has been red hot of late and has recorded a double-double in each of the last two games and in four of the last five. He has six on the season. In Saturday's loss to Stonehill, Harris scored 15 points, while grabbing 10 rebounds. He scored 20 points and registered 11 rebounds in a 64-62 overtime win over Wagner on Feb. 9. In 25 games, all starts, Harris is averaging 8.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and one assist per game.
Freshman guard Di'Andre Howell-South has made 12 starts this season and has played in 26 games. He has reached double-figure scoring in six games, and double-digit rebounding in one. His best game to date may have been a 13-point and nine-rebound effort in a 65-53 loss at Merrimack on Jan. 7. He had scored 16 points in an 89-66 win over Medgar Evers on Dec. 22. For the season, Howell-South is averaging 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.
Why St. Francis (Pa.) can cover
Junior forward Josh Cohen is among the top players in the Northeast Conference and is averaging 21.7 points, eight rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He has also registered 22 steals. He poured in 22 points, while grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out four assists, in the first matchup. He has scored 20 points or more 13 times, including two games with 40, and one with 30. Cohen has also registered four double-doubles on the year.
Another weapon for the Red Flash is junior Maxwell Land, who is coming off a double-double against Merrimack on Saturday with 10 points and 11 rebounds. He has scored in double digits in each of the last three games, and in 17 games on the year. Land, who has three double-doubles, is averaging 11.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists. In the first meeting with St. Francis Brooklyn, he scored 12 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out four assists.
How to make St. Francis (Pa.) vs. St. Francis (BKN) picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 149 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
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