Betting on today’s Skyhawks and Sharks game? Catch the action at Steinberg Wellness Center in Brooklyn, NY, as the Sharks hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on NEC. The odds for this Northeast conference game currently have LIU as the -2 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 140 points.
STONEHILL SKYHAWKS VS LIU SHARKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: LIU Sharks -2
This game will be played at Steinberg Wellness Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 25th.
WHY BET THE LIU SHARKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 91-58 in favor of the Sharks.
- Not only will LIU pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 140 points, and we like the over with a projected 149 points.
Do the Skyhawks Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?
Stonehill enters this game as a two-point underdog, and they have lost eight straight games, including a 63-47 loss to Merrimack College. On the season, Stonehill is just 2-19, including an 0-14 record on the road.
So far this year, the Skyhawks have been the underdog in 19 of their 21 games, going just 1-18 in those matchups. Meanwhile, they are 1-1 when they are favored.
As the underdog this season, Stonehill has gone just 5-13-1 against the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-10-1 and they are 0-3 vs. the spread as the underdog in their last 3 games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Skyhawks have a 2-7-1 ATS record.
Stonehill’s over/under record for the season is 7-14, and the average over/under line in their games is 143.9. Today’s line of 140 is lower than the average line in their games this year, and their games have finished with more points than 140 in 12 of their 21 games. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 123 points, and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.
The Stonehill offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 47 points versus Merrimack College. During the game, they attempted 30 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 34.6%. Offensively, the Skyhawks have a season long field goal percentage of 39%, which is 390th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 310th in percentage and 106th in three-pointers made.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, Stonehill is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 78.0 points per game (274th). Stonehill will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Merrimack College to just 33% shooting in their most recent game.
Can the Sharks Secure a Win at Home?
LIU Brooklyn has struggled mightily this season, as they enter with a 3-14 record. The Sharks are coming off a 72-63 loss to Central Connecticut State.
So far, LIU Brooklyn is 1-3 at home, and they have lost four of their last five games at home. On the season, the Sharks have gone 1-9 in their last 10 games at home.
LIU has not been a good team to bet on this season, as they are just 8-9 against the spread. Their home ATS record is even worse at 1-3. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Sharks are just 5-5 vs. the spread.
LIU Brooklyn’s over/under record this season is 4-12-1. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 142.2 points, which is 4.4 points lower than their average over/under line of 146.6. Today’s over/under line is set at 140 points, and 11 of their games this season have finished with more points than that.
In their latest game, LIU offense put up 63 points against Central Connecticut State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 43.9% and made 4 threes. The top scorer for the Sharks was Tana Kopa with 24 points, while Tai Strickland also chipped in with 13 points.
Coming into today’s game, the LIU defense is giving up an average of 78.7 points per contest. So far, the LIU defense is giving up an average of 9.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.7 times per game (682nd).