The Binghamton Bearcats (8-5) will be at home in Events Center when they clash against the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds (3-6). Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 22, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds vs. Binghamton Bearcats Odds Preview
The Blackbirds fell to the Saint Peter’s Peacocks in their last contest, 71-56. With 20 points on 7-for-19 shooting, Joel Hernandez was the top scorer from either team. Saint Peter’s had a turnover percentage of 11.7 (better than their season average of 15.8). LIU Brooklyn, on the other hand, had a free throw rate of 0.259 (above their season average of 0.250).
The last time the Bearcats played, they were defeated by the Penn State Nittany Lions, 80-65. J.C. Show led Binghamton in scoring with 13 points on 5-for-16 shooting. Penn State had a much better free throw rate (0.148 vs. 0.030). Binghamton, meanwhile, forced the Nittany Lions into a turnover percentage of 21.9 (above their season average of 16.4).
It will be a battle of contrasting paces as the fast-paced Blackbirds will look to push the more grind-it-out Bearcats. Since last season, the Blackbirds rank 11th in possessions per game while the Bearcats are 299th.
LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds at Binghamton Bearcats ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – LIU Brooklyn, ATS Winner – LIU Brooklyn, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bearcats are 38th in the NCAA with 20.6 three pointers allowed per game while the Blackbirds are 39th with 19.5 three pointers allowed per game.
- Binghamton ranks 67th in rebounds allowed per game (34.3) while LIU Brooklyn ranks 246th (34.6).
- The Bearcats rank 36th in blocks per game (3.2) while the Blackbirds rank 81st (3.5).
- Binghamton averages 5.4 steals per game, which ranks 142nd in the NCAA. LIU Brooklyn ranks 143rd in steals allowed per game (6.4).