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LIU Brooklyn vs. St. Francis (NY) - 1/21/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Francis (NY) at LIU Brooklyn
Date & Time Monday January 21, 2019, 3:00 PM (EST)
Location
Steinberg Wellness Center
Brooklyn, New York
The Line
The Line: LIU Brooklyn -4.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5
TV Channel
ESPN3
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The St. Francis (BKN) Terriers and LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds meet Monday in college basketball action at the Steinberg Wellness Center.

The St. Francis (BKN) Terriers look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The St. Francis (BKN) Terriers are averaging 68.2 points on 40.4 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Jalen Jordan is averaging 16.3 points and 1.3 assists while Glenn Sanabria is averaging 12.5 points and 3.3 rebounds. Chauncey Hawkins is the third double-digit scorer and Rosel Hurley is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The St. Francis (BKN) Terriers are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The St. Francis (BKN) Terriers are allowing 28 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The St. Francis (BKN) Terriers have split their last eight road games.

The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds could use a win here after splitting their last eight games. The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds are averaging 78.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Raiquan Clark is averaging 21.3 points and two assists while Tyrn Flowers is averaging 13.5 points and 7.2 rebounds. Jashaun Agosto is the third double-digit scorer and Julian Batts is dishing 2.6 assists. The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.1 percent from the free throw line. The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds have won four of their last seven home games.

The Terriers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Northeast. The Blackbirds are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 vs. Northeast, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Terriers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Blackbirds last 7 overall. The under is 25-9 in Terriers last 34 overall.

The St. Francis (BKN) Terriers are in better form overall, but they're also a team that's shooting under 40 percent from the field and being outscored by an average of 6.4 points on the road. The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds are a decent team at home where they've had most of their success this season and the offense has picked up overall in their last few games. The Blackbirds need to take advantage of games like this if they're going to save their season. I'll lay the bucket with the home team.

Pick:
LIU Brooklyn -4.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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