Betting on today’s Sharks and Knights game? Catch the action at Bogota Savings Bank Center in Hackensack, NJ, as the Knights hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on YES. The over/under for this Northeast conference contest is set at 153.5 points, with Fairleigh Dickinson being favored by -8 at home against LIU.
LIU SHARKS VS FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON KNIGHTS BETTING PICK
The Pick: LIU Sharks +8
This game will be played at Bogota Savings Bank Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 1st.
WHY BET THE LIU SHARKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Knights.
- Even though we have Fairleigh Dickinson winning straight-up, we like LIU at +8.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Do the Sharks Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?
LIU Brooklyn comes into this game with an overall record of 4-15 and a 3-4 record in Northeast Conference play. They are just 2-12 on the road this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -16.6 points per game. The Sharks have lost three straight games, and they are 1-9 in their last 10 games away from home.
So far this season, LIU Brooklyn has been the underdog in 18 of their 19 games. They are 3-15 as the underdog, and their average scoring margin on the road is -16.6 points per game. In their last game, they lost to Le Moyne by a score of 87-74.
As the underdog this season, LIU Brooklyn has an ATS record of 8-10. On the road, their ATS mark is 7-7, but they have gone just 1-4 vs. the spread in their last five road games. Over their last three road contests, the Sharks are 0-3 ATS.
LIU Brooklyn’s over/under record for the season is 5-13-1. The average over/under line in their games is 146.2 and their games have averaged 142.2 points. So far, 17 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line of 153.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 139 points.
Coming off their recent game, the LIU offense tallied 74 points in a matchup against Le Moyne. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50.9%, and they made 8 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Tai Strickland with 34 points. Eric Acker also added 16 points for the Sharks.
Facing Fairleigh Dickinson, LIU aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 78.2 points allowed per game (287th). On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.4 threes per game vs. Fairleigh Dickinson. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.3%.
Can The Knights Secure a Home Victory?
As a favorite, Fairleigh Dickinson has gone 5-2 this season. Over their last ten games at home, they are 5-5.
So far, Fairleigh Dickinson has gone 3-5 at home this season. They have a record of 10-12.
As the favorite this season, Fairleigh Dickinson has gone 4-2-1 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS record is 9-10-1, but they have struggled at home with a mark of just 2-5-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Knights are 6-3-1 vs. the spread.
The over/under record for Fairleigh Dickinson games this season is 12-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 155.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (153.1). Over their last three games, the OU record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 154 points.
Coming off a good offensive performance, Fairleigh Dickinson’s offense scored 93 points against Sacred Heart. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.4%, and they went 18/24 from the free-throw line. Leading Fairleigh Dickinson in scoring vs. Sacred Heart was Ansley Almonor with his 22 points. Jo’el Emanuel also added 17 points for the Knights.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, Fairleigh Dickinson is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 79.4 points per game (298th). In their most recent game, the Fairleigh Dickinson defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Sacred Heart knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 91 points.