Long Island Blackbirds vs Bryant Bulldogs Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Bryant vs Long Island battle Saturday at Chace Athletic Center as the Bulldogs look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Supporters of the Blackbirds have watched them go 9-10 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 13-5 and 0-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 1-0, while the Blackbirds have a 0-0 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 234 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Blackbirds, who rate No. 300 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-74 victory for the Bulldogs.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Blackbirds is ranked No. 209 in NCAA hoops at 34.2 per game. Contrast that with Bryant’s No. 241 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Bryant is the No. 74-ranked team in the country at 7.2 per game, while Long Island rates No. 65 at 7.4 per game.
Defensively, Long Island features the nation's No. 346-rated defense on the road, allowing 83.2 points per game. Bryant, meanwhile, comes in at No. 43 nationally in scoring at home.
Long Island won its last outing, a 78-68 result against St. Francis NY on January 24. Long Island got 22 points from C.J. Garner en route to a 78-68 victory over St. Francis NY on Thursday at Pope Center.
Bryant lost its last outing, an 87-76 result against Sacred Heart on January 24. Dyami Starks scored 28 points for Bryant on Thursday, but the Pioneers managed an 87-76 victory over the Bulldogs at Pitt Center.
Long Island home to St. Francis PA, Thursday, January 31
Bryant at Fairleigh Dickinson, Thursday, January 31