Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs. Massachusetts Minutemen ATS Prediction 12/21/18

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The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (5-5) will travel to the William D. Mullins Center to meet the Massachusetts Minutemen (6-5). The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs. Massachusetts Minutemen ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Minutemen defeated the Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks, 83-75, while the Knights lost big to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 90-55.

Massachusetts dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.246 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.557. Massachusetts-Lowell was 0.186 and 0.443, respectively, for those same stats. Fairleigh Dickinson, meanwhile, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (38.6 vs. 45.7). Massachusetts received a boost from Carl Pierre, who finished with 21 points. Meanwhile, Darnell Edge was a key piece for Fairleigh Dickinson with 17 points and six rebounds.

The Knights’ Edge has been playing at a high level over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Luwane Pipkins has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Minutemen.

Massachusetts figures to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Minutemen rank 90th in offensive efficiency, while Fairleigh Dickinson ranks 194th in defensive efficiency.

Fairleigh Dickinson Knights at Massachusetts Minutemen Odds Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Massachusetts, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Fairleigh Dickinson ranks 21st in steals per game (8.7) while Massachusetts ranks 170th (4.9).
  • The Minutemen rank 43rd in assists per game (16.0) while the Knights rank 140th (13.2).
  • Massachusetts ranks 31st in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Fairleigh Dickinson ranks 126th (4.0).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Knights’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.8, up from 1.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Minutemen have scored an average of 82.6 points per game (3.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 70.4 points per game (3.3 below their season average).