Looking to win big? The Sharks and Skyhawks face off at 2:00 ET on NEC. The Skyhawks are hosting the game at Merkert Gymnasium in South Easton, MA. This Northeast conference matchup has an over/under of 143.5 points, and the Skyhawks are favored to win at home vs. the Sharks.

LIU SHARKS VS STONEHILL SKYHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: LIU Sharks +4.5

This game will be played at Merkert Gymnasium at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE LIU SHARKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 83-65 in favor of the Sharks.
  • Not only will LIU pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 148 points.

Does LIU Stand a Chance on the Road?

LIU comes into today's game as the underdog, with a point spread of +4.5. So far this season, they have an overall record of 2-11 and are 1-0 in conference play.

In their last game, the Sharks faced off against Wagner and came away with a 69-67 victory. Over their last ten games on the road, LIU is just 1-9 and have lost their last six games away from home.

LIU's ATS record this season is 7-6 and they are 6-4 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Sharks have gone 6-4 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for LIU games is 4-8-1. The average scoring total in their games is 143.1 while the average over/under line is 146.8, giving us an average margin of -3.8. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-0-1 with an average scoring total of 145.

LIU is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 69 points vs. Wagner. This figure is more than their season average of 63.3 points per game. The top scorer for the Sharks was Tai Strickland with 23 points, while Eric Acker also added 14 to the scoreboard.

Coming into today's game, the LIU defense is giving up an average of 79.8 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.4 threes per game vs. Stonehill. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 26.6%.

Will Stonehill Come Through as Home Favorites?

Stonehill comes into today's game as the favorite and will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak. So far this season, the Skyhawks are just 2-14 and are 0-1 in conference play.

At home, Stonehill is 2-3 and has an average scoring margin of +.8 points per game. In their last game, they fell to Central Connecticut State by a score of 74-59.

Stonehill's ATS record for the season is 6-10, but they have gone 3-2 vs. the spread at home. As the favorite, the Skyhawks are 1-0 this year and 6-4 in their last 10 games.

Stonehill's over/under record for the season sits at 6-10 and today's line of 143.5 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games this year (143.9). So far, eight of their games have finished with more points than today's OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points.

The Skyhawks' offense wrapped up their last game with 59 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 63.2 points per contest. The team's scoring leader is Tony Felder, who holds an average of 12.8 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Max Zegarowski is averaging 11.9 points per game this season.

Currently, the Skyhawks' defense holds the 280th rank in the nation, allowing 80.0 points per game. Against Central Connecticut State, the Skyhawks' defense gave up 74 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Central Connecticut State only made 5 free-throws.