The Knights and Sharks are set to face off at 7:00 ET on NEC. The Sharks will host the game at Steinberg Wellness Center in Brooklyn, NY. Fairleigh Dickinson is favored by -3.5 in this Northeast conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 153 points.

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON KNIGHTS VS LIU SHARKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: LIU Sharks +3.5

This game will be played at Steinberg Wellness Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

WHY BET THE LIU SHARKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Sharks.
  • Not only will LIU pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Knights Find a Way to Win in Brooklyn?

After losing their last two games, Fairleigh Dickinson will look to get back on track as they take on LIU on the road. On the season, the Knights have gone 11-14, including a 5-5 record in Northeast Conference action.

As the favorite, Fairleigh Dickinson has gone 6-3 this season, compared to a mark of 3-11 as the underdog. For the year, they have gone 5-8 on the road, and their average scoring margin away from home is -7.5 points per game.

On the season, Fairleigh Dickinson has an ATS record of 9-13-1. Their road ATS mark sits at 7-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Knights are 5-4-1 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark over their last 10 games is 6-4.

This season, the over/under record for Fairleigh Dickinson games is 13-10 and today's line of 153 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (152.5). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points and their OU record in their last 10 games is 5-5.

Compared to their season average of 76.8 points per game, Fairleigh Dickinson struggled in their previous game. Against Central Connecticut State, the Knights scored 62 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 33.3%. Offensively, the Knights hold a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, placing them 345th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 251st in terms of percentage and 66th in three-pointers made.

Looking at the Fairleigh Dickinson defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 78.4 points per game (292nd). Fairleigh Dickinson will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Central Connecticut State to just 41% shooting in their most recent game.

Does LIU Have a Shot at a Home Win?

LIU Brooklyn will be a 3.5-point underdog when they host Fairleigh Dickinson. The Sharks have gone 4-16 as the underdog this season, and they are 6-17 overall. They come into this game having won two in a row, and they are 5-5 in Northeast Conference games.

LIU Brooklyn is 4-3 at home this season, and their average scoring margin at home is -2.3 points per game. In their last ten home games, they have gone 4-6, and they are 3-2 in their last five.

As the underdog, LIU has gone 10-10 vs. the spread this season, including a perfect 3-0 mark in their last 3 games as the underdog. At home, the Sharks have an ATS record of 4-3 this year and are 5-5 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

LIU Brooklyn has an over/under record of 6-15-1 this season, and the average scoring total in their games is 142.2 points. Today's over/under line of 153 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (146.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points, and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

The LIU offense is coming off a game in which they scored 75 points vs. Sacred Heart. Overall their field goal percentage was 50% while connecting on 9 threes. The team's scoring leader is Tai Strickland, who holds an average of 15 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Tana Kopa is averaging 13 points per game this season.

At present, the Sharks' defense is nationally ranked 277th, allowing 77.1 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, LIU's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.0% this season.