Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Sharks versus the Mountaineers? Tip off is at at 1:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Knott Arena in Emmitsburg, MD. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Mountaineers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 144.5 points.

LIU SHARKS VS MOUNT ST. MARY’S MOUNTAINEERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: LIU Sharks +14

This game will be played at Knott Arena at 1:00 ET on Saturday, December 23rd.

WHY BET THE LIU SHARKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Mountaineers.
  • Even though we have Mount St. Mary’s winning straight-up, we like LIU at +14.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Sharks Defense Show Up on the Road?

LIU has played 10 games so far this season, and they currently have a record of 1-9. In their previous 10 games, the Sharks have been the favored team. As LIU prepares to face Mount St. Mary’s, their ATS record stands at 6-4. Over their last five games, the team has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

LIU’s games have, on average, featured 142.3 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-8-0. Their average over/under line is currently 147.8 points so far. The Sharks have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 144 points per game.

The LIU offense is coming off a game where they scored 61 points against Rutgers. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.7% and connected on 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Eric Acker, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 12.3, while Tai Strickland also carries a PPG average of 11.2 into the game.

So far, the Sharks’ defense is ranked 239th in the country at 77.0 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, LIU’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 23.5% this season.

Can Mount St. Mary’s Secure a Home Victory?

Today marks the 12th game of the season for Mount St. Mary’s, who currently have a 4-7 record. In their last three home games, including those from last year, Mount St. Mary’s has gone 2-1. At this point in the season, Mount St. Mary’s has a losing ATS record of 4-5-1. However, in their most recent five games, they are 3-1-1 vs. the spread.

Mount St. Mary’s comes in with an over/under record of 7-3-0 through 11 games, with their games averaging a combined 146.1 points per game so far. The Mountaineers’ last five games have finished with a combined 144 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Mount St. Mary’s offense tallied 82 points in a matchup against Georgia. Their field goal percentage for the game was 55.9%, and they made 3 threes. Offensively, the Mountaineers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 162nd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 374th in terms of percentage and 333rd in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Mount St. Mary’s defense is giving up an average of 69.9 points per contest. Mount St. Mary’s’ three-point defense is currently 74th in the country at 6.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.8% of their shots vs. Mount St. Mary’s.