LIU Sharks vs. St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers ATS Prediction 01/15/20

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A six-game home winning streak is on the line for the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers (7-8, 1-2 NEC) when they welcome the LIU Sharks (7-9, 2-1 NEC) to Peter Aquilone Court. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

LIU Sharks at St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Terriers lost a winnable game to the Saint Francis U Red Flash, 81-80, while the Sharks beat the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights, 84-70.

LIU played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 13.6 (better than their season average of 16.9) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.586 (above their season average of 0.533). Fairleigh Dickinson was 17.6 and 0.508, respectively, for those same stats. St. Francis Brooklyn, meanwhile, held Saint Francis U to an offensive rebounding percentage of 13.3 (below their season average of 33.1). Chauncey Hawkins played a key role for St. Francis Brooklyn with 16 points and five assists. LIU, meanwhile, was led by Raiquan Clark, who put up 19 points and eight rebounds.

The Terriers dominated this series last year, securing victories in both contests. In the most recent game, St. Francis Brooklyn won 83-76. St. Francis Brooklyn’s 0.206 free throw rate was their largest strength over LIU, who had a mark of 0.164. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

LIU could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their sharp-shooting offense faces off against one of the worst defenses in the country. The Sharks rank 45th in effective field goal percentage (0.536), while St. Francis Brooklyn ranks 257th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.505).

LIU Sharks at St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – St. Francis Brooklyn, ATS Winner – St. Francis Brooklyn, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • LIU ranks fifth in three pointers attempted per game (30.6) while St. Francis Brooklyn ranks 172nd (21.3).
  • The Terriers rank 49th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while the Sharks rank 88th (3.3).
  • The Sharks rank 39th in assists per game (15.7) while the Terriers rank 197th (11.9).
  • St. Francis Brooklyn ranks 131st in rebounds per game (36.3) while LIU ranks 270th in rebounds allowed per game (41.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Terriers have scored an average of 73.0 points per game (0.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 71.0 points per game (2.5 below their season average).
  • The Sharks have outscored opponents by an average of 9.4 points in their last five games. On the season, LIU has lost by an average of 0.4 points.