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Sacred Heart @ St. Francis (Pa.)

Current Records: Sacred Heart 7-11; St. Francis (Pa.) 6-12

What to Know

Get ready for a Northeast battle as the St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash and the Sacred Heart Pioneers will face off at 4 p.m. ET Sunday at DeGol Arena. The teams split their matchups last year, with St. Francis (Pa.) winning the first 76-58 and Sacred Heart taking the second 82-70.

The Red Flash escaped with a win this past Friday against the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils by the margin of a single free throw, 68-67.

Meanwhile, it's never fun to lose, and it's even less fun to lose 98-59, which was the final score in Sacred Heart's tilt against the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers this past Friday.

St. Francis (Pa.) is the favorite in this one, with an expected 3.5-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 1-5 against the spread when favored.

St. Francis (Pa.)'s victory brought them up to 6-12 while Sacred Heart's loss pulled them down to 7-11. A pair of defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Red Flash have allowed their opponents to shoot 45.50% from the floor on average, which is the 39th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. The Pioneers have experienced some struggles of their own as they have allowed their opponents to shoot 45.40% from the floor on average, which is the 42nd highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. The good news? The teams might be seeing more of their shots fall.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 4 p.m. ET
  • Where: DeGol Arena -- Loretto, Pennsylvania
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Red Flash are a 3.5-point favorite against the Pioneers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Red Flash as a 3-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

St. Francis (Pa.) have won ten out of their last 13 games against Sacred Heart.

  • Jan 22, 2021 - Sacred Heart 82 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) 70
  • Jan 21, 2021 - St. Francis (Pa.) 76 vs. Sacred Heart 58
  • Mar 07, 2020 - St. Francis (Pa.) 84 vs. Sacred Heart 72
  • Feb 06, 2020 - St. Francis (Pa.) 70 vs. Sacred Heart 68
  • Jan 18, 2020 - St. Francis (Pa.) 72 vs. Sacred Heart 65
  • Mar 02, 2019 - Sacred Heart 94 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) 84
  • Jan 26, 2019 - St. Francis (Pa.) 79 vs. Sacred Heart 78
  • Jan 28, 2018 - St. Francis (Pa.) 72 vs. Sacred Heart 71
  • Jan 20, 2018 - St. Francis (Pa.) 73 vs. Sacred Heart 60
  • Feb 23, 2017 - St. Francis (Pa.) 73 vs. Sacred Heart 64
  • Dec 31, 2016 - St. Francis (Pa.) 87 vs. Sacred Heart 67
  • Feb 27, 2016 - Sacred Heart 88 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) 78
  • Jan 04, 2016 - St. Francis (Pa.) 84 vs. Sacred Heart 80