Check out our free St. Francis Brooklyn vs LIU pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Brooklyn. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

St. Francis Brooklyn vs LIU Pick & Preview: Monday, January 16th Betting Odds

Terriers vs Sharks Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers at LIU Sharks
  • Where: Brooklyn at Steinberg Wellness Center
  • Date: Monday, January 16th
  • Betting Odds: St. Francis Brooklyn -3.5, STF -175 | LIUB +140 O/U 145.5

Terriers Preview:

St. Francis Brooklyn heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-9. On the road, the Terriers will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 1-7. This season, St. Francis Brooklyn has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 4-1. For today’s contest, St. Francis Brooklyn has a betting line set -3.5 points in their favor.

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St. Francis Brooklyn will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Larry Moreno who is averaging 11.38 points per game for the Terriers. Moreno is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Terriers’ offensive game plan is the play of Tedrick Wilcox Jr. who has hit 40.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.12 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for St. Francis Brooklyn this season, as they are currently ranked 320th in college basketball at 67.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Terriers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.3%, placing them 398th in the NCAA.

Sharks Preview:

The LIU Sharks head into today’s game in what will be their 18th game of the season, posting a record of 2-15. So far this season, LIU has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 2-5. For the season, LIU has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 0-15. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Sharks being +3.5 point underdogs.

LIU will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Marko Maletic who is averaging 17.94 points per game for the Sharks. Maletic is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Sharks’ offensive game plan is the play of Jacob Johnson who has hit 47.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.94 points per game.

On offense, LIU is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 17 games, they have only hit 31.3% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 40.06% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers -3.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3.5 point betting favorites. Although St. Francis Brooklyn as a team is just 391st in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Sharks’ defense. At -3.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Terriers to come out on top and cover.

 


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