The Queens University Royals and the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights meet in college basketball action from the Stratis Arena on Thursday.
The Queens University Royals will look to bounce back from a 75-65 loss to Nebraska in their last game. Kenny Dye leads the Royals in scoring and assists with 17.1 PPG and 4.4 APG along with 4.2 RPG while AJ McKee has 12.8 PPG with 4.9 RPG to finish off the pair of double-digit scorers for Queens University up to this point in the season. Gavin Rains also has a team-high 10.7 RPG to lead the Royals on the glass up to this point in the season. As a team, Queens University is averaging 80 PPG on 45.6% shooting from the field, 33.5% from behind the arc and 70.1% from the foul line this season.
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights will try to bounce back from a 77-48 loss to Richmond on the road last time out. Demetre Roberts leads FDU in scoring and assists with 16.5 PPG along with 3.8 APG while Grant Singleton has 14.7 PPG and 2.8 APG. Heru Bligen has 14.2 PPG and 5.3 RPG while Ansley Almonor has 13.2 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Fairleigh Dickinson up to this point in the year. Sean Moore also has a team-high 5.6 RPG as well to lead FDU on the glass this season. As a team, Fairleigh Dickinson is averaging 77.2 PPG on 44.2% shooting from the field, 31.7% from three and 73.9% from the foul line this season.
Queens University is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 road games. Fairleigh Dickinson is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I’m on the Royals here. I’ve really been impressed with what I’ve seen from Queens up to this point in the season, as they haven’t looked like a team that’s in their first year at the D-I level. Fairleigh Dickinson has had some nice results lately, but I think it’s telling that Queens is this heavily favored on the road. Give me the Royals here.