Central Connecticut State Blue Devils At Providence Friars: College Basketball Preview And – December 11, 2021

Written By Staff on December 11, 2021

The Providence Friars (9-1) welcome in the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (2-7) after victories in four home games in a row. It tips at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 11, 2021.

In its most recent game, Providence won at home over Vermont, 68-58. Its top scorers were A.J. Reeves (24 PTS, 66.7 FG%, 6-10 from 3PT) and Nate Watson (24 PTS, 83.3 FG%). Cent. Conn. St. lost on the road to New Hampshire in its most recent game, 67-45. Its top scorers were Nigel Scantlebury (15 PTS, 41.7 FG%, 3-6 from 3PT) and Ian Krishnan (8 PTS, 37.5 FG%).

Matchup at a glance

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 11, 2021
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • Location: Providence, Rhode Island
  • Arena: Dunkin’ Donuts Center
  • Spread: Providence -27
  • Total: 134.5
  • Moneyline: Providence -4000, Cent. Conn. St. +1700

Cent. Conn. St. player stats

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Nigel Scantlebury 9 12.0 2.4 3.0 1.0 0.0 1.7
Ian Krishnan 9 8.9 1.9 0.3 0.4 0.0 1.8
Stephane Ayangma 9 7.7 3.8 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.2
Jayden Brown 5 6.4 4.2 0.2 0.8 0.4 0.0
Andre Snoddy 9 6.2 6.0 0.9 0.3 0.4 0.0

Providence player stats

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Nate Watson 10 16.0 5.1 0.6 0.5 1.1 0.0
Aljami Durham 10 14.0 2.3 3.8 0.4 0.5 1.0
Noah Horchler 10 10.5 8.0 2.5 0.6 0.7 1.6
A.J. Reeves 10 10.1 2.5 1.8 0.4 0.3 2.1
Jared Bynum 7 6.3 2.6 3.7 1.0 0.4 0.9

Cent. Conn. St. stats

  • The Blue Devils’ 61.4 points per game are only 1.8 fewer than the Friars concede.
  • When posting more than 63.2 points, Cent. Conn. St. is 2-3.
  • Providence outrebounds opponents by 4.5 per game, but Cent. Conn. St. is -7.9 on the boards.
  • The Friars average 10.4 offensive boards, which is 1.7 more than the Blue Devils. Cent. Conn. St. is 2-2 when the team shoots over 41.4% from the field this season.

Betting on Cent. Conn. St.

  • The Blue Devils have a 5.6% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Against the spread, Cent. Conn. St. is 9-1-0 this year.
  • The Blue Devils have been underdogs by 27 points or more two times this season and have covered the spread every time.
  • In 2020, the Blue Devils averaged a total of 137.5 points. That’s 3.0 more than the over/under in this contest.
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