Fairleigh Dickinson vs. LIU - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (11-18) at LIU-Brooklyn Sharks (14-17)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Steinberg Wellness Center)
The Line: LIU-Brooklyn Sharks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 156 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (11-18, 9-9 CONF) and the LIU Sharks (14-17, 9-9 CONF) will meet on Wednesday, March 4th for the Quarterfinal of the Northeast Conference Tournament at the Steinberg Wellness Center in Brooklyn, NY. The game will be played at 7:00 PM eastern time.
Fairleigh Dickinson is coming off an 83-77 road win over Mount Saint Marys in their last game. Fairleigh Dickinson is heading into the conference tournament riding a three-game win streak, which is exactly where they want to be coming into this game. LIU is coming off a 76-67 road loss to Sacred Heart in their last game. LIU has now lost two of their last three games overall.
Fairleigh Dickinson scores 72.2 points per game on 45.4 percent field goal shooting this season. Fairleigh Dickinson’s leading scorer is G Jahlil Jenkins, who scores 16.2 points per game. The leading rebounder for Fairleigh Dickinson is F Kaleb Bishop, who earns 8.1 rebounds per game. Fairleigh Dickinson allows 74.6 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -2.4 scoring differential so far this season. Fairleigh Dickinson also earns 33.3 rebounds, 11.8 assists, 3.3 blocks, and 6.3 steals per game as a team.
LIU scores 76.3 points per game on 44.1 percent field goal shooting this season. LIU’s leading scorer is G Raiquan Clark, who scores 19.9 points per game. The leading rebounder for LIU is F Tyrn Flowers, who earns 9.9 rebounds per game. LIU allows 76.6 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -.3 scoring differential so far this season. LIU also earns 34.4 rebounds, 14.4 assists, 3.5 blocks, and 6.8 steals per game as a team.
Fairleigh Dickinson is 13-15 against the spread this season and 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games. Fairleigh Dickinson is also 8-9 against the spread on the road so far this season. LIU is 16-14 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. LIU is also 5-7 against the spread at home so far this season.
LIU took down Fairleigh Dickinson in both meetings between these teams in the regular season, but I think this game will be closer than both of them. Conference tournament games are where both teams give it all they have, and for that reason, I think 5.5 points are too many to pass up with Fairleigh Dickinson, a team that has good tournament experience.