Sacred Heart Pioneers Vs Long Island Sharks: College Basketball Preview And Stats – December 29, 2021

Written By Staff on December 29, 2021

The Long Island Sharks (3-7, 0-0 NEC) will try to end a seven-game road skid when squaring off against the Sacred Heart Pioneers (4-9, 0-0 NEC) on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at William H. Pitt Center, airing at 7:00 PM ET.

Sacred Heart fell at home to Hartford 78-71 last time out, led by Aaron Clarke (23 PTS, 45.5 FG%, 2-7 from 3PT) and Nico Galette (14 PTS, 7 REB, 44.4 FG%). In its most recent game, LIU won at home over Army, 90-65. Its top scorers were Eral Penn (23 PTS, 61.5 FG%, 4-6 from 3PT) and Tyrn Flowers (17 PTS, 9 REB, 40 FG%, 4-9 from 3PT).

The Pioneers defeated the Sharks 87-72 in the last meeting between the teams on December 17, 2020. Tyler Thomas scored 23 points to pace the Pioneers, and Flowers scored 23 points for the Sharks.

Matchup at a glance

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 29, 2021
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Arena: William H. Pitt Center
  • Spread: Sacred Heart -2.5
  • Total: 148.5
  • Moneyline: Sacred Heart, LIU

Sacred Heart player stats

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Tyler Thomas 13 19.2 4.4 2 1.4 0.7 2.5
Aaron Clarke 9 15.4 1 3.8 0.3 0 1.6
Nico Galette 13 9.8 8.6 1.8 0.7 0.2 1.2
Alex Watson 13 8.5 2.6 1.6 0.9 0.1 1.4
Bryce Johnson 13 6.2 6.2 1.2 0.5 0.4 0.2

LIU player stats

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Eral Penn 9 15.2 6.2 2 0.8 1 1.9
Tyrn Flowers 10 15 6.6 2.7 1.4 1.6 2.8
Isaac Kante 10 12.9 8.1 1 0.7 0.5 0.2
Kyndall Davis 10 8.5 3.8 1.6 1 0.9 1.1
Tre Wood 10 5.8 1.6 3.1 0.9 0.2 0.4

Sacred Heart stats

  • The Pioneers score just 1.7 fewer points than the Sharks give up (73.7).
  • Sacred Heart is 4-0 when putting more than 73.7 points on the board.
  • The Pioneers and Sharks rebound at about the same rate, with the Pioneers averaging 0.2 fewer rebounds per game.
  • When LIU has a rebounding advantage, it is 3-2. When recording fewer boards, Sacred Heart is 0-6.
  • The Pioneers shot 44% from the field, 2.6% higher than the Sharks concede defensively.
  • Sacred Heart has a 4-2 straight-up record when shooting better than 41.4% from the field.

Betting on Sacred Heart

  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Pioneers have an implied win probability of 0.0%.
  • Sacred Heart has nine wins against the spread in 13 games.
  • This season, the Pioneers have just one against the spread win in three games as a favourite of 2.5 points or more.
  • Pioneers games have an average of 141.2 points this season, 7.3 fewer than Wednesday’s over/under.
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