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Long Island BlackbirdsLafayette Leopards
Dec 5, 7:00 PM | Kirby Center

Long Island Blackbirds vs Lafayette Leopards Odds

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College basketball wagering interest will be high on Monday when the Blackbirds of Long Island hit the hard court against the Leopards of Lafayette.

The Leopards sport records of 3-4 and 0-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Blackbirds have 4-4 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Leopards and 0-0 for the Blackbirds.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 331 (Leopards) and the No. 184 (Blackbirds) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-72 result in favor of the Blackbirds has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Blackbirds is ranked No. 152 in NCAA hoops at 36.1 per game. Contrast that with Lafayette’s No. 320 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Lafayette is the No. 12-ranked team in the country at 9.4 per game, while Long Island rates No. 138 at 6.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Long Island owns the country's No. 303-rated mark, allowing 79.7 points per game on the highway. Lafayette, on the other hand, rates No. 89 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Long Island, they were an 85-76 winner as they battled Mount St. Mary's on the road. Julian Boyd scored 22 points and helped out with 13 rebounds for Long Island on Saturday, leading the Blackbirds to an 85-76 victory over Mount St. Mary's at Knott Arena.

In their last action, Lafayette was a 69-54 loser on the road against Princeton. Lafayette got 16 points from Ryan Willen but lost anyway, 69-54, to Princeton on Wednesday at Jadwin Gymnasium.

Next up:
Long Island at Columbia, Saturday, December 10
Lafayette at Penn State, Wednesday, December 7

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