LIU-Brooklyn Sharks (1-0) at Sacred Heart Pioneers (0-2)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm (William Pitt Center - West Gym)
The Line: Sacred Heart Pioneers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 151 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Long Island University Sharks and Sacred Heart Pioneers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the William H. Pitt Center.
The Long Island University Sharks look for another win after beating Sacred Heart by 20 points on Wednesday. The Long Island University Sharks are averaging 75 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 55 points on 31 percent shooting. Ty Flowers is averaging 20 points and 13 rebounds while Jermaine Jackson Jr. is averaging 17 points and four rebounds. Tre Wood is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Rivera is grabbing five rebounds. The Long Island University Sharks are shooting 26.7 percent from beyond the arc and 61.3 percent from the free throw line. The Long Island University Sharks are allowing 23.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
The Sacred Heart Pioneers look for a win after a quick 0-2 start on the season. The Sacred Heart Pioneers are averaging 63 points on 37.3 percent shooting and allowing 86 points on 60.6 percent shooting. Aaron Clarke is averaging 17 points and four assists while Mike Sixsmith is averaging 11 points and one assist. Matas Spokas is the third double-digit scorer and Nico Galette is grabbing four rebounds. The Sacred Heart Pioneers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 44.4 percent from the free throw line. The Sacred Heart Pioneers are allowing 12.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game.
The Sharks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win. The Pioneers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The under is 7-3 in Sharks last 10 road games and 9-4-1 in Sharks last 14 overall. The under is 23-5-2 in Pioneers last 30 home games and 19-7 in Pioneers last 26 overall.
The Sacred Heart Pioneers simply have not looked good on either side of the ball through two games. And while it's not easy to beat a team twice in as many days, the Long Island University Sharks made light work of the Pioneers in yesterdays victory, shutting them down on the defensive side and Flowers looked like the best player on the floor. After seeing that, there's no reason not to lay the small chalk with LIU.