Liu vs. St. Francis (BKN) - 2/18/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Liu vs. St. Francis (BKN) - 2/18/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

St. Francis (BKN) Terriers at Liu Sharks

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 5:00 PM (Steinberg Wellness Center)

St. Francis (BKN) Terriers at Liu Sharks

TV: ESPNU

The St. Francis (BKN) Terriers and Long Island University Sharks meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Steinberg Wellness Center.

The St. Francis (BKN) Terriers need a win after losing four of their last five games. The St. Francis (BKN) Terriers are averaging 69.2 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Chauncey Hawkins is averaging 13.2 points and 3.2 assists while Unique McLean is averaging 11.8 points and 7.6 rebounds. Deniz Celen is the third double-digit scorer and Rob Higgins is dishing 1.5 assists. The St. Francis (BKN) Terriers are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The St. Francis (BKN) Terriers are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The St. Francis (BKN) Terriers have lost three straight road games.

The Long Island University Sharks need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Long Island University Sharks are averaging 76.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 76.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Raiquan Clark is averaging 20.2 points and 7.4 rebounds while Tyrn Flowers is averaging 14.8 points and 10.3 rebounds. Jermaine Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jashaun Agosto is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Long Island University Sharks are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Long Island University Sharks are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game. The Long Island University Sharks have split their last six home games.

Will update with trends once they're released.

The Long Island University Sharks aren't the type of team you want to make a habit of laying big chalk with, but they are the better team in this spot and are slightly more attractive than the Terriers. The St. Francis (BKN) Terriers are losing their last five games by an average of 7.6 points while shooting 38.7 percent from the field, and they're losing on the road by an average of 12.2 points while shooting 38.7 percent from the field. The St. Francis (BKN) Terriers have also failed to cover eight of 13 road games. I'm not thrilled with the number, but backing St. Francis isn't an option for me. 

Randy’s Pick Liu Sharks -7.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.