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Lehigh vs Loyola Maryland Pick & Preview: Monday, January 16th Betting Odds
Mountain Hawks vs Greyhounds Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Lehigh Mountain Hawks at Loyola Maryland Greyhounds
- Where: Baltimore at Reitz Arena
- Date: Monday, January 16th
- Betting Odds: Lehigh -1, LEHI -118 | LOYMD -104 O/U 135.5
Mountain Hawks Preview:
Lehigh will take the floor against the Greyhounds with an overall record of 9-8. So far, the Mountain Hawks have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 3-6. This season, Lehigh has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 3-1. For today’s contest, Lehigh has a betting line set -1 points in their favor.
Evan Taylor comes into today’s game as the Mountain Hawks’ leading scorer at 14.76 points per contest. Not only has Taylor been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Lehigh’s top rebounder at 5.76 boards per contest. Behind Taylor, the team has benefited from the strong play of Keith Higgins Jr, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.82 points per game. Overall, he has hit 46.6% of his shots and is adding 2.76 boards per game.
Lehigh comes into their matchup vs Loyola Maryland looking to improve their offensive numbers, as they are just 291st in college basketball at 68.4 points per game. One bright spot for them has been their ability to knock down 3-point shots, as they have connected at a rate of 38.2%. So far, 38.22% of the Mountain Hawks’ shots have been from beyond the arc. When looking at the team’s pace of play, they are currently a below average unit at 67.1 possessions per game.
The Loyola Maryland will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 7-12. So far this season, Loyola Maryland has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-5. For the season, Loyola Maryland has been the underdog in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 3-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Greyhounds being +1 point underdogs.
Loyola Maryland will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kenny Jones who is averaging 10.89 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 40.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.5 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: Lehigh Mountain Hawks -1
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds and Lehigh Mountain Hawks is to get money down on the Lehigh to win an cover as -1 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the road team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.12 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Lehigh Mountain Hawks at -1.
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