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Central Connecticut State @ Fairleigh Dickinson

Regular Season Records: Central Connecticut State 7-23; Fairleigh Dickinson 4-21

What to Know

The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights and the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils are set to clash at 7 p.m. ET Feb. 28 at Rothman Center in the first round of the Northeast Conference Tourney. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this matchup.

The Knights came up short against the LIU Sharks this past Saturday, falling 84-77.

Meanwhile, Central Connecticut State lost to the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers at home by a decisive 65-46 margin.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Fairleigh Dickinson is expected to win a tight contest Monday. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.

Two stats to keep an eye on: Fairleigh Dickinson has allowed their opponents to shoot 47.70% from the floor on average, which is the 349th 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 39.30% percent of their shots, which is the 350th 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: Monday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Rothman Center -- Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Knights are a 3-point favorite against the Blue Devils, 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 Knights as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Fairleigh Dickinson have won nine out of their last 14 games against Central Connecticut State.

  • Feb 05, 2022 - Central Connecticut State 91 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson 82
  • Jan 30, 2022 - Fairleigh Dickinson 75 vs. Central Connecticut State 55
  • Dec 09, 2020 - Fairleigh Dickinson 79 vs. Central Connecticut State 71
  • Dec 08, 2020 - Central Connecticut State 94 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson 87
  • Feb 18, 2020 - Central Connecticut State 76 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson 75
  • Jan 20, 2020 - Fairleigh Dickinson 83 vs. Central Connecticut State 60
  • Mar 02, 2019 - Fairleigh Dickinson 70 vs. Central Connecticut State 58
  • Jan 10, 2019 - Central Connecticut State 103 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson 96
  • Jan 18, 2018 - Central Connecticut State 66 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson 65
  • Jan 04, 2018 - Fairleigh Dickinson 81 vs. Central Connecticut State 77
  • Feb 09, 2017 - Fairleigh Dickinson 79 vs. Central Connecticut State 62
  • Jan 14, 2017 - Fairleigh Dickinson 59 vs. Central Connecticut State 47
  • Feb 27, 2016 - Fairleigh Dickinson 81 vs. Central Connecticut State 75
  • Jan 09, 2016 - Fairleigh Dickinson 92 vs. Central Connecticut State 73