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Boston vs Lafayette Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds

Terriers vs Leopards Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Boston Terriers at Lafayette Leopards
  • Where: Easton at Kirby Sports Center
  • Date: Saturday, February 11th
  • Betting Odds: Boston +3.5, BOSTU +143 | LAFAY -178 O/U 122.0

Terriers Preview:

Boston heads into this matchup having played 26 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-14. So far, the Terriers have played 14 games on the road, with a record of 5-9. For the season, Boston has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 1-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Terriers being +3.5 point underdogs.

Walter Whyte comes into today’s game as the Terriers’ leading scorer at 14.36 points per contest. Not only has Whyte been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Boston’s top rebounder at 5.8 boards per contest. Behind Whyte, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jonas Harper, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.04 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.5% of his shots and is adding 1.73 boards per game.

Coming into today’s game, Boston will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Terriers are ranked 189th at 71.3 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 633rd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Boston is close to the NCAA average at 35.8%.

Leopards Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Boston, the Lafayette Leopards will be taking the floor for the 27th time this season and have an overall record of 8-18. Currently, the Leopards have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 3-6. The Leopards’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Lafayette has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 5-4.

Lafayette will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Leo O’Boyle who is averaging 11.6 points per game for the Leopards. O’Boyle 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 Leopards’ offensive game plan is the play of CJ Fulton who has hit 42.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.12 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Lafayette this season, as they are currently ranked 306th in college basketball at 67.8 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 Leopards’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.8%, placing them 330th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Lafayette Leopards -3.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Lafayette Leopards to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3.5 point betting favorites. Although Lafayette as a team is just 271st in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Terriers’ defense. In addition, the Leopards have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 7-3 (last 10). At -3.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Leopards to come out on top and cover.