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NCAA hoops odds preview - Long Island vs. Lafayette

Long Island BlackbirdsLafayette Leopards
Nov 12, 7:00 PM | Kirby Center

Long Island Blackbirds vs Lafayette Leopards Odds


The Long Island Blackbirds will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Leopards in Lafayette at Kirby Center on Monday in college basketball action.

The Leopards bring a 0-1 record (0-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 0-1 Blackbirds, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Lafayette go 0-0 so far and the Blackbirds go 0-0.

View Long Island vs Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 313-ranked Leopards and the No. 160-rated Blackbirds in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-62 win for the Blackbirds on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Lafayette's No. 196 nationally ranked offense (65 points per game) against a Blackbirds defense that sits as the No. 287 at 77 PPG. The Leopards have been averaging 44.6% from the field, more than the Blackbirds have managed so far this season (42.4% on average).

Defensively, Long Island features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 160 nationally in scoring at home.

Long Island was a 77-74 loser in its last match at home against Morehead State. Jamal Olasewere went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Morehead State handed Long Island a 77-74 defeat at Barclays Center.

Lafayette lost its last outing, a 76-65 result against St. Francis NY on November 9. The Leopards got 17 points from Tony Johnson, but it was St. Francis NY that prevailed in a 76-65 final on Friday at Kirby Center.

Next up:
Long Island at Maryland, Friday, November 16
Lafayette at Kentucky, Friday, November 16