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Lafayette vs Loyola Maryland Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 15th Betting Odds
Leopards vs Greyhounds Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Lafayette Leopards at Loyola Maryland Greyhounds
- Where: Baltimore at Reitz Arena
- Date: Wednesday, February 15th
- Betting Odds: Lafayette -1.5, LAFAY -126 | LOYMD +103 O/U 123.5
Through 27 games, the Lafayette Leopards have an overall record of 9-18. So far, the Leopards have played 17 games on the road, with a record of 5-12. This season, Lafayette has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 6-4. For today’s contest, Lafayette has a betting line set -1.5 points in their favor.
Lafayette will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Leo O’Boyle who is averaging 11.81 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 43.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.48 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.
Through 27 games, the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds have an overall record of 9-18. Currently, the Greyhounds have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 5-7. So far, the Greyhounds have been the underdog 19 times, going 4-15 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.
Loyola Maryland’s leading scorer this season is Kenny Jones, who is averaging 11.37 points per contest. So far, Jones has accounted for 17.28% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.26 rebounds per game and 3.3 assists. Deon Perry is the second leading scorer for the Greyhounds, averaging 10.07 points per game. Between him and Perry, they are accounting for 32.6% of the team’s scoring.
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: Lafayette Leopards -1.5
If you’re looking to get a wager down on today’s matchup between the Lafayette Leopards and Loyola Maryland Greyhounds, there are two major reasons we like Lafayette to win and cover. Not only have the Leopards been excellent vs the spread on the road, going 7-3 over their last 10 road games, they also have the edge in 3-point shooting. So far, the Lafayette’s offense is averaging 8.77 made 3’s per game, placing them well above the NCAA average. Look for their advantage from beyond the arc to carry them to both a straight up and ATS win as -1.5 point favorites.