Ready for more of the best March Madness picks you’re going to find on the internet? We’re back for another round of bracket predictions here at Cappers Info, and up next is the East Region First Four clash pitting the #16 James Madison Dukes up against the #16 LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds.
East Region Picks: #16 LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds vs. #16 James Madison Dukes
Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 6:40 ET
East Region Location: UD Arena, Dayton, OH
LIU Brooklyn vs. James Madison Live on TV: truTV
First Four Betting Lines
#16 LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds -1.5
#16 James Madison Dukes +1.5
This is going to be the third consecutive year that we have seen the Blackbirds in the NCAA Tournament, and that type of consistency eventually pays off with a big time game like this one. LIU Brooklyn is one of the fastest paced teams in the entire nation, and this is something that James Madison just never gets a chance to see in the CAA. F Jamal Olasewere gives Long Island the rare combination of size and speed, and quite often right off of a defensive stop, he is the one that gets the rebound and pushes the ball right up the court to the guards. If the Dukes are going to hang in this game, they had better plan on knocking down a ton of three point shots, especially knowing that their leading scorer, F Rayshawn Goins was suspended for the first half of this game after getting arrested on a minor offense on Sunday night. Unfortunately for them, they only shoot 33.3 percent from long range, and they don’t really have any tremendously good shooters that they can count upon to step back and fire bombs from long distance with regularity. This is a game where LIU Brooklyn should finally shine. Once this one starts to get out of control, we don’t see how James Madison is going to be able to slow things down and get back in the game.
LIU Brooklyn vs. James Madison Free Pick: LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds -1.5
LIU Brooklyn vs. James Madison Predictions: LIU Brooklyn 79 – James Madison 69