Long Island Blackbirds vs Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Preview
Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Long Island Blackbirds Odds
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Blackbirds in Long Island at Wellness Center on Saturday in college basketball action.
Long Island will face the 7-19 Knights, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Blackbirds are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Knights are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blackbirds - Knights odds would favor the Blackbirds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Long Island is rated No. 282 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Fairleigh Dickinson is at No. 340. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-62 win for the Blackbirds.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Long Island's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 77 PPG, against a Knights defense that ranks No. 345 at 77.3 PPG. The Blackbirds field goal percentage has averaged 46.9% so far, more than the Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.
Defensively, Fairleigh Dickinson features the nation's No. 331-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.5 points per game. Long Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 69 nationally in scoring at home.
Fairleigh Dickinson was an 85-61 loser in its last match at home against St. Francis NY. Fairleigh Dickinson was run off the court by the Terriers on Thursday as St. Francis NY routed them 85-61 at Rothman Center.
Long Island won its last outing, an 80-66 result against Monmouth on February 14. Jamal Olasewere scored 23 points leading the Blackbirds to an 80-66 victory over Monmouth at Multipurpose Activity Center on Thursday.
Fairleigh Dickinson at St. Francis PA, Thursday, February 21
Long Island at Mount St. Mary's, Thursday, February 21