Check out our free Boston vs Loyola Maryland pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Baltimore. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Boston vs Loyola Maryland Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Terriers vs Greyhounds Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Boston Terriers at Loyola Maryland Greyhounds
- Where: Baltimore at Reitz Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: Boston -1, BOSTU -118 | LOYMD -105 O/U 130.5
Boston will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Loyola Maryland in order to snap their current 3 game losing streak. On the road, the Terriers will be playing their 13th game of the season, having gone 4-9. This season, Boston has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 8-5. For today’s contest, Boston has a betting line set -1 points in their favor.
Walter Whyte comes into today’s game as the Terriers’ leading scorer at 14.13 points per contest. Not only has Whyte been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Boston’s top rebounder at 5.83 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 41.9% of his shots and is adding 1.75 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%.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Boston, the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds will be taking the floor for the 25th time this season and have an overall record of 8-16. Currently, the Greyhounds have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 5-6. So far, the Greyhounds have been the underdog 16 times, going 3-13 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
Loyola Maryland will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kenny Jones who is averaging 11.42 points per game for the Greyhounds. Jones 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 Greyhounds’ offensive game plan is the play of Jaylin Andrews who has hit 41.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.38 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Loyola Maryland this season, as they are currently ranked 353rd in college basketball at 66.1 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 Greyhounds’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.9%, placing them 369th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Boston Terriers -1
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Boston Terriers to pick up the win and cover the spread as -1 point betting favorites. Although Boston as a team is just 95th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Greyhounds’ defense. At -1 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Terriers to come out on top and cover.