The Northeast Conference Tourney matchup between the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (11-18, 9-9 NEC) and the LIU Sharks (14-17, 9-9 NEC) will be played at Steinberg Wellness Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
Fairleigh Dickinson Knights at LIU Sharks ATS Preview
The Knights beat the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers in their last matchup, 83-77. With 23 points and five assists, Jahlil Jenkins had a solid outing for Fairleigh Dickinson. Fairleigh Dickinson dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.7 (below their season average of 26.7) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.615 (above their season average of 0.515). For those same stats, Mount St. Mary’s put up marks of 14.3 and 0.491, respectively.
In the Sharks’ last matchup, they were beaten by the Sacred Heart Pioneers, 76-67. Raiquan Clark led LIU in scoring with 15 points on 7-for-16 shooting. Sacred Heart had an offensive rebounding percentage of 47.4 (above their season average of 34.9). LIU, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 10.5 (better than their season average of 17.1).
This contest should be a battle of contrasting styles. LIU has preferred a fast-paced style of play (21st in possessions per game), while Fairleigh Dickinson has been more methodical (174th in possessions per game).
Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs. LIU Sharks ATS Prediction
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – LIU, ATS Winner – LIU, O/U – Under
Fairleigh Dickinson ranks 190th in rebounds allowed per game (36.1) while LIU ranks 279th (39.9).
The Sharks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 1.8, up from 0.4 for the season.
During their last five games, the Knights have scored an average of 77.6 points per game (5.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 76.2 points per game (1.6 above their season average).