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Central Connecticut State @ St. Francis (Pa.)

Current Records: Central Connecticut State 4-14; St. Francis (Pa.) 5-12

What to Know

The St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash will be returning home after a four-game road trip. St. Francis (Pa.) and the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils will face off in a Northeast battle at 7 p.m. ET Friday at DeGol Arena. The teams split their matchups last year, with the Red Flash winning the first 62-59 at home on the road and Central Connecticut State taking the second 85-77.

St. Francis (Pa.) found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unpleasant 82-52 punch to the gut against the Bryant Bulldogs on Monday.

Meanwhile, Central Connecticut State came up short against the Sacred Heart Pioneers on Monday, falling 74-66.

St. Francis (Pa.) is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7.5-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 1-4 against the spread when favored.

The losses put the Red Flash at 5-12 and the Blue Devils at 4-14. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: St. Francis (Pa.) has allowed their opponents to shoot 45.40% from the floor on average, which is the 41st highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. Central Connecticut State has experienced some struggles of their own as they have only been able to knock down 39.70% percent of their shots, which is the 11th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: DeGol Arena -- Loretto, Pennsylvania
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Red Flash are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Blue Devils, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 7.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

St. Francis (Pa.) have won nine out of their last 12 games against Central Connecticut State.

  • Jan 31, 2021 - Central Connecticut State 85 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) 77
  • Jan 30, 2021 - St. Francis (Pa.) 62 vs. Central Connecticut State 59
  • Jan 30, 2020 - St. Francis (Pa.) 84 vs. Central Connecticut State 77
  • Jan 04, 2020 - St. Francis (Pa.) 93 vs. Central Connecticut State 69
  • Feb 07, 2019 - St. Francis (Pa.) 90 vs. Central Connecticut State 85
  • Jan 19, 2019 - St. Francis (Pa.) 80 vs. Central Connecticut State 69
  • Feb 15, 2018 - St. Francis (Pa.) 77 vs. Central Connecticut State 71
  • Dec 29, 2017 - Central Connecticut State 72 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) 68
  • Feb 16, 2017 - St. Francis (Pa.) 80 vs. Central Connecticut State 71
  • Jan 21, 2017 - Central Connecticut State 84 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) 83
  • Feb 06, 2016 - St. Francis (Pa.) 91 vs. Central Connecticut State 82
  • Jan 23, 2016 - St. Francis (Pa.) 79 vs. Central Connecticut State 64