Fairleigh Dickinson Knights at LIU Sharks ATS Prediction 01/11/20

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The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (3-11, 1-2 NEC) will be at the Steinberg Wellness Center to square off with the LIU Sharks (6-9, 1-1 NEC) in a NEC matchup. Action begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Fairleigh Dickinson Knights at LIU Sharks Betting Odds

In their last game, the Sharks were victorious over the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils, 90-78, while the Knights lost a tough one against the Sacred Heart Pioneers, 77-75.

LIU played a nearly perfect game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.321 (above their season average of 0.223) and a turnover percentage of 12.6 (better than their season average of 17.2). For those same stats, Central Connecticut State was 0.145 and 16.4, respectively. Fairleigh Dickinson, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (17.8 vs. 18.4). LIU rallied around Ty Flowers, who finished with 19 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Jahlil Jenkins, meanwhile led the way for Fairleigh Dickinson, contributing 24 points.

This was a highly contested series last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Knights won the last game 80-77. Fairleigh Dickinson’s 0.213 free throw rate was their biggest advantage over LIU, who had a mark of 0.095. This will be the first contest of the year between these two teams.

LIU could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their elite offense squares off against one of the worst defenses in the nation. The Sharks rank 60th in effective field goal percentage (0.533), while Fairleigh Dickinson ranks 302nd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.524).

Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs. LIU Sharks Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – LIU, ATS Winner – LIU, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • LIU ranks 43rd in assists per game (15.6) while Fairleigh Dickinson ranks 246th (9.9).
  • The Knights rank 77th in blocks per game (3.8) while the Sharks rank 90th in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
  • The Sharks rank fourth in three pointers attempted per game (30.7) while the Knights rank 204th in three pointers allowed per game (24.1).
  • LIU ranks 187th in rebounds per game (34.5) while Fairleigh Dickinson ranks 245th (32.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Sharks have outscored opponents by an average of 8.0 points in their last five games. On the season, LIU has lost by an average of 1.4 points.
  • During their last five games, the Knights have scored an average of 67.6 points per game (0.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 75.0 points per game (0.1 above their season average).