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Long Island Blackbirds vs Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Betting Matchup Report

Fairleigh Dickinson KnightsLong Island Blackbirds
Jan 12, 7:00 PM | Wellness Center

Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Long Island Blackbirds Odds

1-13TEAM RECORD10-6

The visiting Knights hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Wellness Center against the Long Island Blackbirds.

The Blackbirds currently sports a 10-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-0 ATS. The Knights are 1-13 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Blackbirds produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Knights have gone 0-0 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blackbirds at No. 163 and the Knights at No. 330 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 72-58 result in favor of the Blackbirds.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Long Island's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 77.8 PPG, against a Knights defense that ranks No. 287 at 72.8 PPG. The Blackbirds field goal percentage has averaged 45.6% so far, more than the Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 40% per game.

Defensively, Fairleigh Dickinson features the nation's No. 235-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.3 points per game. Long Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 nationally in scoring at home.

Fairleigh Dickinson was a 66-45 loser in its last match at home against Mount St. Mary's. The Knights were hammered by Mount St. Mary's on Saturday, losing by a 66-45 final at Rothman Center in college basketball betting action.

Long Island was a 79-75 winner in its last match on the road against Quinnipiac. The Blackbirds got a 25-point performance from Jamal Olasewere, who added 11 rebounds, as Long Island ran past Quinnipiac 79-75 on Saturday at TD Bank Sports Center.

Next up:
Fairleigh Dickinson at St. Francis NY, Saturday, January 14
Long Island home to Monmouth, Saturday, January 14

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