Long Island Sharks vs Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Odds & Info
|Game||Long Island Sharks vs Fairleigh Dickinson Knights|
|Date & Time||Wednesday March 4, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Steinberg Wellness Center Brooklyn, NY
LIU -5.5 O/U 156
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are set to visit Steinberg Wellness Center in Brooklyn, New York for the quarterfinal round of the Northeast Conference Tournament, and they will face the Long Island Sharks. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights come into this matchup with an 11-18 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Mt. St. Mary’s Mountaineers, 83-77. Leading the way for the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights was junior guard Xzavier Malone-Key as he recorded 24 points and 5 rebounds. Joining Malone-Key in the backcourt was junior guard Jahlil Jenkins who had a productive outing for the Knights with 23 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds.
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights had a good shooting game against the Mt. St. Mary’s Mountaineers as they connected on 27 of their 52 field goal attempts (51.9%), and they were even better from behind the three-point line (52.6%). The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights lost the turnover battle against the Mt. St. Mary’s Mountaineers (12-9), but they edged out the Mountaineers in the rebounding department (36-28).
The Long Island Sharks come into this matchup with a 14-17 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Sacred Heart Pioneers, 76-67. Leading the way for the Long Island Sharks was senior guard Raiquan Clark as he recorded 15 points and 5 rebounds. Junior forward Tyrn Flowers had a productive outing for the Sharks as he pitched in 11 points and 7 rebounds.
The Long Island Sharks struggled shooting the ball against the Sacred Heart Pioneers as they connected on 24 of their 63 field goal attempts (38.1%), but they were slightly better from behind the three-point line (40%). The Long Island Sharks won the turnover battle against the Sacred Heart Pioneers (18-8), but they were dominated by the Pioneers in the rebounding department (54-24).
Recent Betting Trends
- Fairleigh Dickinson is 6-4 ATS after a win this season.
- The over is 10-7-1 when Fairleigh Dickinson plays a conference opponent this season.
- Long Island is 4-5 ATS as the favorite this season.
- The over is 6-2 after a Long Island loss this season.
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The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights aren’t having an ideal season after winning the NEC last season, but they have caught fire at the right time as they are on a 3-game winning streak. The Knights are one of the top-scoring teams in the conference as they are averaging 75.3 PPG, and they have one of the best guards in the NEC as Jahlil Jenkins is averaging 16.2 PPG and 1.7 SPG. The Long Island Sharks have really struggled on the defensive side of the court this season as they rank 326th in the country in points allowed (76.6 PPG), and they are allowing opponents to do the majority of their work in the paint. Fairleigh Dickinson has a very good forward in Kaleb Bishop as he is averaging just shy of a double-double with 13.3 PPG and 8.1 RPG, but I think the Knights do their damage from behind the three-point line as they connect on 39.8% of their attempts. Fairleigh Dickinson is the defending NEC champions, and I think they continue their defense with an upset in this game. Final Score Prediction, Fairleigh Dickinson Knights win and cover ATS 78-75.