NCAA hoops odds preview - Bryant vs. Fairleigh Dickinson
Bryant Bulldogs vs Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Odds
Bryant pays a visit to Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday, hoping to send the Knights to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Rothman Center.
The Knights sit at 7-14 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 13-6 (0-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Fairleigh Dickinson is 0-0 OU, and Bryant is 1-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 343-rated Knights and the No. 266-ranked Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-60 result in favor of the Bulldogs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Fairleigh Dickinson's No. 232 nationally ranked offense (65.2 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 275 at 70.8 PPG. The Knights have been averaging 44.6% from the field, less than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (46.5% on average).
Defensively, Bryant features the nation's No. 236-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. Fairleigh Dickinson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 256 nationally in scoring at home.
Bryant was a 79-78 loser in their most recent outing at home against Long Island. Bryant got 25 points from Dyami Starks on the way to a 79-78 loss against Long Island on Saturday at Chace Athletic Center.
Fairleigh Dickinson was a 58-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Quinnipiac. Fairleigh Dickinson suffered a 58-56 loss against Quinnipiac on Saturday, getting 14 points from Kinu Rochford in a losing effort at TD Bank Sports Center.
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Fairleigh Dickinson home to Cent Conn State, Saturday, February 2