LIU Sharks at Bryant Bulldogs Betting Prediction 01/18/20

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The LIU Sharks (8-9, 3-1 NEC) will be at the Chace Athletic Center to square off against the Bryant Bulldogs (9-8, 1-3 NEC) in a NEC matchup. Action gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

LIU Sharks vs. Bryant Bulldogs ATS Odds

In their last game, the Bulldogs lost to the Merrimack Warriors, 71-67, while the Sharks won a close one over the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers, 69-66.

The Sharks had a better free throw rate (0.102 vs. 0.056) and held the Terriers to an effective field goal percentage of 0.437 (below their season average of 0.489). Bryant, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of converting from the charity stripe (16-20; 80.0 percent). Juan Cardenas played a key role for Bryant with 26 points. Meanwhile, LIU was lifted by Ty Flowers, who finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The Sharks dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the most recent game, LIU won 81-65. The Sharks’ turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Bulldogs. LIU had a rate of 7.7, while Bryant posted a mark of 14.3. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Getting to the line might be few and far between for Bryant in this contest. The Bulldogs rank 326th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.169, while LIU ranks 89th in FTA rate allowed (0.186).

LIU Sharks at Bryant Bulldogs ATS Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Bryant, ATS Winner – Bryant, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Bryant ranks 59th in rebounds per game (38.9) while LIU ranks 277th in rebounds allowed per game (41.3).
  • The Bulldogs average 4.7 blocks per game, which ranks 31st in the nation. The Sharks rank 96th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
  • Bryant averages 7.9 steals per game, which ranks 54th in the nation. LIU ranks 73rd in steals allowed per game (6.0).
  • The Bulldogs average 28.7 three pointers per game, which ranks 11th in the country. The Sharks rank 177th in three pointers allowed per game (23.1).
  • Bryant ranks 70th in assists per game (14.6) while LIU ranks 220th in assists allowed per game (15.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Sharks have scored an average of 88.2 points per game (8.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 76.0 points per game (3.6 below their season average).
  • The Bulldogs have been outscored by an average of 4.0 points in their last five games. For the season, Bryant has defeated opponents by an average of 4.0 points.