Fairleigh Dickinson vs. LIU - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Fairleigh Dickinson vs. LIU - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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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. 

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Ronald’s Pick Fairleigh Dickinson +5.5

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