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Prairie View A&M vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Basketball Picks for First Four Match

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Prairie View A&M vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Basketball

After a long season of thrilling college basketball betting action, the tournament we’ve been waiting for is finally here. The action will officially be kicked off this Tuesday in the first round of matchups dubbed the First Four. The First Four is all about giving lesser known programs a final opportunity to make the NCAA Tournament. So what will be the first contest that players learning how to bet on sports will be able to wager on? That would have to be this Tuesday’s Prairie View A&M vs. Fairleigh Dickinson basketball matchup.

Prairie View A&M vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Basketball – Tues., March 19th

When: 6:40 pm ET

Where: UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio

TV: TRUTV

Stream: TRUTV Live

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Fair Dickinson -1½ (-110) 149 (-110) -125
Prairie View A&M +1½ (-110) 149 (-110) +105
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Prairie View Panthers           

The Panthers turned in a 22-12 record this season. Additionally, PVAMU dominated the SWAC conference with a 17-1 record in SWAC play. This led to a dominant 1st place ranking in the conference, which Prairie View was able to back up by winning the conference tournament just the other day. All in all, the program was practically unimpeded through all 3 rounds 86-66, 81-71 and 96-86. Now we’ll get to see what PVAMU can do in the NCAA Tourney. It should be mentioned that Prairie View is coming off a very surprising season. After all, the program kicked the year off with a 1-11 record and many wrote them off right away. Nevertheless, the Panthers were able to bounce back and now have a shot at making their name known this March Madness.

Players to Watch: Gary Blackston (15.2 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.8 apg), Devonte Patterson (13.4 ppg, 439 rpg, 1.2 apg), and Gerard Andrus (10.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.1 apg).

Fairleigh Dickinson Knights    

The Knights turned in a 20-13 record this season. In addition, the club posted a 12-6 record in conference play this season. This led to a two-way tie for the No. 1 spot in the NEC Conference. Nevertheless, Fairleigh proved they were the top ones in the Northeast Conference by winning the conference tournament this time around. For the most part this led to them getting the bid for this First Four matchup. So how do Fairleigh Dickinson match up against Prairie View? Well the numbers are predicting a very tight game. This is because FDU is scoring 75.4 per game and are giving up 71.3 per matchup. The Panthers on the other hand are putting up 75.0 per matchup and are allotting 72.5.

Players to Watch: Darnell Edge (16.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.4 apg), Jahlil Jenkins (13.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 4.5 apg), and Mike Holloway Jr. (12.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.5 apg).

Prairie View A&M vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Prairie View has posted a 9-12 SU record through 21 road games this season
  • Prairie View has posed a 18-14-2 ATS record this season
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 14 of Prairie View’s 21 road games this season
  • Fairleigh Dickinson has posted a 7-9 SU record through 16 road games this season
  • Fairleigh Dickinson has posted an 18-13 ATS record this season
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 11 of Fairleigh Dickinson’s 16 road games this season

Prairie View A&M vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Prairie View A&M vs. Fairleigh Dickinson basketball matchup? All things considered, this one is a bit of a tossup. Neither side jumps out at you and both teams are putting up around the same numbers. The odds are pegging Fair Dickinson as a slight favorite here. Maybe take a chance on the underdog? Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 80-78 Prairie View.