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Navy vs Loyola Maryland Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Midshipmen vs Greyhounds Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Navy Midshipmen at Loyola Maryland Greyhounds
  • Where: Baltimore at Reitz Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: Navy -4, NAVY -190 | LOYMD +155 O/U 129.5

Midshipmen Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Loyola Maryland, the Navy Midshipmen will be taking the floor for the 18th time this season and have an overall record of 8-9. So far, the Midshipmen have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 3-6. This season, Navy has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 3-5. For today’s contest, Navy has a betting line set -4 points in their favor.

Navy will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyler Nelson who is averaging 12.53 points per game for the Midshipmen. Nelson 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 Midshipmen’s offensive game plan is the play of Daniel Deaver who has hit 50.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.47 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Navy this season, as they are currently ranked 384th in college basketball at 65.0 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 Midshipmen’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.6%, placing them 341st in the NCAA.

Greyhounds Preview:

Through 18 games, the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds have an overall record of 6-12. So far this season, Loyola Maryland has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-5. For the season, Loyola Maryland has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 2-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Greyhounds being +4 point underdogs.

Loyola Maryland will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kenny Jones who is averaging 10.61 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 10.8 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: Loyola Maryland Greyhounds +4

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Navy Midshipmen are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -4. However, we anticipate Loyola Maryland putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Midshipmen as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Greyhounds to cover.

 


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