Long Island Blackbirds vs Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers Odds
Mount St. Mary's looks to cover the Mountaineers-Blackbirds pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 12-13 mark when they host Long Island in college basketball wagering action.
The Mountaineers currently sports a 12-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-1 ATS. The Blackbirds are 15-11 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mountaineers produce a 0-0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Blackbirds have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 332-ranked Mountaineers and the No. 267-rated Blackbirds in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-69 win for the Blackbirds on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Mount St. Mary's's No. 178-ranked offense, averaging 67.3 PPG, against a Blackbirds defense that ranks No. 330 at 75 PPG. The Mountaineers field goal percentage has averaged 42.9% so far, less than the Blackbirds marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.1% per game.
Defensively, Long Island features the nation's No. 343-rated defense on the road, allowing 81 points per game. Mount St. Mary's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 126 nationally in scoring at home.
Long Island won its last outing, a 92-67 result against Fairleigh Dickinson on February 16. The battle between the Blackbirds and Knights didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Fairleigh Dickinson was handed a 92-67 defeat on Saturday at Wellness Center.
Mount St. Mary's won its last outing, an 89-80 result against Cent Conn State on February 16. The Mountaineers got 22 points from Rashad Whack as Mount St. Mary's ran past Cent Conn State 89-80 on Saturday at Knott Arena.
Long Island at Wagner, Sunday, February 24
Mount St. Mary's home to St. Francis NY, Saturday, February 23