The 2022 Northeast Conference Tournament tips off on Monday evening. No. 9-seed Central Connecticut Blue Devils take on the No. 8 Fairleigh Dickinson Knights in the play-in game. The winner will face top-seed Bryant on Wednesday. CCSU is 7-23 on the year, while FDU is 4-21. These teams split their two regular-season meetings.

Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Knights will host this game and they're 3.5-point favorites, while the over-under for total points expected is set at 138 in the latest Central Connecticut vs. Fairleigh Dickinson odds. Before making any Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Central Connecticut picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $1,700 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on FDU vs. Central Connecticut. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Central Connecticut vs. FDU:

  • Central Connecticut vs. Fairleigh Dickinson spread: FDU -3.5
  • Central Connecticut vs. Fairleigh Dickinson over-under: 138 points

What you need to know about Fairleigh Dickinson 

It's certainly been a tough year for Fairleigh Dickinson overall, but the Knights have shown some signs of improvement down the stretch. They won two of their final five games, including a big upset of Wagner, the No. 2 seed in this tournament, last week. FDU was a 12-point underdog in that one. 

Brandon Rush is FDU's top scorer at 14.1 points per game. He hits 83.1 percent of his free throws. Guard Devon Dunn is the only other player averaging double-digits as he scores 10.1 per contest. 

What you need to know about Central Connecticut 

The Blue Devils won the last time these teams met up, 91-82. They followed that victory up with a win over Merrimack for their only two-game winning streak of the season. They dropped their next five games to close out the regular season, however. 

Points have been tough to come by for Central Connecticut as well as it averages just 61.7 per game. Nigel Scantlebury leads the way with with 13.1 points per game. Ian Krishnan averages 10.0 ppg. 

How to make Central Connecticut vs. Fairleigh Dickinson picks

The model is leaning over on the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits almost 60 percent of the time. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins FDU vs. Central Connecticut? And which side of the spread hits almost 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its top-rated college basketball picks