Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers Odds
The Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers will try to cover the spread at Knott Arena on Thursday when they get a visit from the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights in NCAA basketball action.
Mount St. Mary's battles the Knights, currently sitting with a 5-7 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0-1 for the Mountaineers and 0-0 for the Knights.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Mountaineers, most recently No. 343 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Knights, who rate No. 344 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 60-56 victory for the Mountaineers.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Mount St. Mary's's No. 303-ranked scoring average of 60.7 PPG, against a Knights defense rated No. 345 and allowing 81.2 PPG. The Mountaineers FG% has averaged 40.1% to date this season, less than the Knights shooters have managed so far (46.2% per game).
Defensively, Fairleigh Dickinson features the nation's No. 344-rated defense on the road, allowing 86 points per game. Mount St. Mary's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 274 nationally in scoring at home.
Fairleigh Dickinson was a 79-71 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Longwood. Kinu Rochford went off for 32 points and added 11 rebounds for good measure, leading Fairleigh Dickinson to a 79-71 win over Longwood on Monday at Willet Hall.
Mount St. Mary's won its last outing, a 58-55 result against UMBC on December 29. The Mountaineers got 14 points from Kristijan Krajina as Mount St. Mary's ran past UMBC 58-55 on Saturday at Knott Arena.
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