Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers vs Long Island Blackbirds Odds
Wellness Center will host Long Island Blackbirds vs. Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
Supporters of the Mountaineers have watched them go 6-8 and 0-1 ATS on the year, while the Blackbirds are at 5-10 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Blackbirds are 0-0, while the Mountaineers have a 0-0-1 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Blackbirds, most recently No. 296 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Mountaineers, who rate No. 343 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-63 victory for the Blackbirds.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mountaineers rank No. 349 in NCAA Division 1 with 25.5 per game. That compares with Long Island’s No. 274 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Long Island is college basketball's No. 91-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Mountaineers rate No. 43 with 7.9 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Mount St. Mary's owns the country's No. 254-rated mark, allowing 74.3 points per game on the highway. Long Island, on the other hand, rates No. 103 in scoring at home.
Mount St. Mary's lost its last outing, a 70-56 result against St. Francis NY on January 10. Rashad Whack scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Mountaineers to a win (they lost 70-56 to St. Francis NY at Pope Center on Thursday).
In their last action, Long Island was an 86-75 loser at home against Wagner. The Blackbirds endured an 86-75 loss at the hands of the Seahawks on Thursday, despite a 16-point effort from Jamal Olasewere at Wellness Center.
Mount St. Mary's at Bryant, Thursday, January 17
Long Island at Fairleigh Dickinson, Thursday, January 17