Fairleigh Dickinson @ Bryant
Current Records: Fairleigh Dickinson 3-19; Bryant 16-9
What to Know
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are 10-2 against the Bryant Bulldogs since January of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. Fairleigh Dickinson and Bryant will face off in a Northeast battle at 1 p.m. ET at Chace Athletic Center. The Knights won both of their matches against Bryant last season (81-79 and 95-84) and are aiming for the same result this time around.
Fairleigh Dickinson has to be aching after a bruising 64-44 loss to the Merrimack Warriors on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Bryant didn't have too much trouble with the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils at home on Thursday as they won 75-61.
Fairleigh Dickinson is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the team is 6-12 ATS when expected to lose.
The Knights are now 3-19 while the Bulldogs sit at 16-9. A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Fairleigh Dickinson has allowed their opponents to shoot 47.70% from the floor on average, which is the 348th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. Bryant has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 46th worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 74.1 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Chace Athletic Center -- Smithfield, Rhode Island
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bulldogs are a big 16-point favorite against the Knights, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 16-point spread, and stayed right there.
Fairleigh Dickinson have won ten out of their last 12 games against Bryant.
- Jan 31, 2021 - Fairleigh Dickinson 95 vs. Bryant 84
- Jan 30, 2021 - Fairleigh Dickinson 81 vs. Bryant 79
- Feb 27, 2020 - Fairleigh Dickinson 74 vs. Bryant 72
- Jan 04, 2020 - Fairleigh Dickinson 77 vs. Bryant 73
- Feb 16, 2019 - Fairleigh Dickinson 97 vs. Bryant 84
- Jan 26, 2019 - Fairleigh Dickinson 78 vs. Bryant 63
- Feb 24, 2018 - Fairleigh Dickinson 87 vs. Bryant 83
- Jan 27, 2018 - Fairleigh Dickinson 89 vs. Bryant 78
- Jan 28, 2017 - Bryant 73 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson 72
- Jan 07, 2017 - Fairleigh Dickinson 87 vs. Bryant 84
- Feb 11, 2016 - Fairleigh Dickinson 91 vs. Bryant 77
- Jan 04, 2016 - Bryant 85 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson 80
Injury Report for Bryant
- Hall Elisias: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)