St. Francis NY vs. Long Island - 3/4/15 Northeast Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Long Island Blackbirds (12-17) at St. Francis NY Terriers (21-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Pope Center)
The Line: St. Francis NY Terriers -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds and St. Francis Terriers meet Wednesday in the Northeast quarterfinal.
The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds look to snap a four-game losing streak. On the season, LIU Brooklyn is averaging 67.3 points on 39 percent shooting and is allowing 70.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Gerrell Martin is averaging 11.4 points and 3.6 rebounds while Martin Hermannsson is averaging 10.2 points and 3.3 assists. Elvar Fridriksson is dishing 3.7 assists and Nura Zanna is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds have five players averaging at least eight points, and they’re shooting 68.5 percent from the line and 32.1 percent from downtown. Defensively, LIU Brooklyn is allowing 30.3 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 74 or more points in four of its last five games.
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The St. Francis Terriers look to stay hot with wins in nine of their last 10 games. On the season, St. Francis is averaging 68.3 points on 41.5 percent shooting and is allowing 64.1 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Jalen Cannon is averaging 16.5 points and 10.2 rebounds while Brent Jones is averaging 13.6 points and 5.2 assists. Tyreek Jewell is grabbing 3.7 rebounds and Amdy Fall is shooting 51 percent. The St. Francis Terriers have three players averaging at least 9.3 points, and they’re shooting 68.2 percent from the line and 29.5 percent from deep. Defensively, St. Francis is allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in six of its last seven games.
The Blackbirds are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Northeast and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
LIU Brooklyn can put the ball in the hoop and has lost some tough games this season overall. St. Francis hasn't been blowing teams out like you may expect. I'm taking the free points here.