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Loyola Maryland vs American Pick & Preview: Monday, January 2nd Betting Odds
Greyhounds vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Loyola Maryland Greyhounds at American Eagles
- Where: Washington at Bender Arena
- Date: Monday, January 2nd
- Betting Odds: Loyola Maryland +7, LOYMD +257 | AMERCN -334 O/U 126.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs American, the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds will be taking the floor for the 15th time this season and have an overall record of 5-9. On the road, the Greyhounds will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 2-5. So far, the Greyhounds have been the underdog 8 times, going 1-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7 underdogs on the spread.
Loyola Maryland will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kenny Jones who is averaging 11.21 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 gameplan is the play of Jaylin Andrews who has hit 43.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.18 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 that 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.
Through 12 games, the American Eagles have an overall record of 9-3. So far this season, American has played 4 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-1. The Eagles’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7 points in their favor. For the season, American has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 4-1.
Matt Rogers comes into today’s game as the Eagles’ leading scorer at 13.75 points per contest. Not only has Rogers been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is American’s top rebounder at 5.25 boards per contest. Behind Rogers, the team has benefited from the strong play of Geoff Sprouse who is second on the team in scoring at 10.17 points per game. Overall, he has hit 45.5% of his shots and is adding 2.92 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for American this season, as they are currently ranked 414th in college basketball at 63.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 316th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Loyola Maryland Greyhounds +7
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the American Eagles are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -7. However, we anticipate Loyola Maryland putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Eagles as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Greyhounds to cover.