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Long Island Blackbirds vs Bryant Bulldogs Preview

Bryant BulldogsLong Island Blackbirds
Feb 2, 7:00 PM | Wellness Center

Bryant Bulldogs vs Long Island Blackbirds Odds


Long Island looks to cover the Blackbirds-Bulldogs pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 15-7 mark when they host Bryant in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Bulldogs have watched them go 2-20 and 2-1 ATS on the year, while the Blackbirds are at 15-7 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Blackbirds are 0-0, while the Bulldogs have a 2-1 mark.

View Bryant vs Long Island Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Blackbirds, most recently No. 171 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 340 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 77-59 victory for the Blackbirds.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 305 in NCAA hoops at 31.5 per game. Contrast that with Long Island’s No. 24 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Long Island is the No. 163-ranked team in the country at 6.3 per game, while Bryant rates No. 63 at 7.5 per game.

Defensively, Bryant features the nation's No. 296-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.4 points per game. Long Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Bryant was a 78-68 loser at home against Monmouth. Frankie Dobbs scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 78-68 to Monmouth at Chace Athletic Center on Saturday).

Long Island won its last outing, a 97-76 result against St. Francis PA on January 28. The battle between the Blackbirds and Red Flash didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as St. Francis PA was handed a 97-76 defeat on Saturday at DeGol Arena.

Next up:
Bryant at St. Francis NY, Saturday, February 4
Long Island home to Cent Conn State, Saturday, February 4