Planning on watching today’s Black Knights and Greyhounds game? Catch the action at Reitz Arena in Baltimore, MD, as the Greyhounds hosts this showdown at 5:00 ET on ESPN+. This Patriot League conference matchup has an over/under of 124.5 points, and Loyola Maryland is favored to win by -1.5 at home vs. Army.

ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS VS LOYOLA MARYLAND GREYHOUNDS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Loyola Maryland Greyhounds -1.5

This game will be played at Reitz Arena at 5:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE LOYOLA MARYLAND GREYHOUNDS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Greyhounds.
  • Not only will Loyola Maryland pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 124.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Are the Black Knights Ready for a Win at Baltimore?

Army comes into this game on a three-game losing streak, including a 73-51 loss to American in their most recent game. For the season, the Black Knights have gone 10-20, including a 6-11 record in Patriot League action.

As the underdog, Army has gone 4-16 this season, and they are currently 1.5-point underdogs against Loyola Maryland. For the year, the Black Knights have gone 4-10 on the road, and over their last 10 games away from home, they are 4-6.

As the underdog, Army has gone 10-10 vs. the spread this season and they are 13-16 overall. On the road, the Black Knights have an ATS mark of 9-5 and they are 2-1 in their last three road games vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 124.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Army’s games this season (129.8). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 118 points. On the season, their over/under record is 11-18.

Against American, the Army had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 59.8 points per game. They scored 51 points and posted a field goal percentage of 34.6% in the game. Offensively, the Black Knights have a season long field goal percentage of 40%, which is 381st in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 302nd in percentage and 138th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Black Knights’ defense is positioned 13th in the country, permitting 63.5 points per game. So far, the Army defense is giving up an average of 7.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.3 times per game (546th).

Can Loyola Maryland Lock in a Home Win?

At 6-24, Loyola Maryland is looking to snap their three-game losing streak and their 11-game home losing streak. So far, they have gone 0-11 at home, compared to 5-12 on the road. This season, they have gone 4-12 in Patriot League play compared to 2-12 in non-conference games.

As the favorite, Loyola Maryland is 0-4 this season, and they have gone 5-19 as the underdog. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 1-9, and their average scoring margin at home this season is -11.4 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Loyola Maryland has yet to cover the spread, going 0-4. Their overall ATS record for the year is 10-18. At home, they are 0-11 vs. the spread this season and have gone 0-9 ATS in their last 10 home games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Greyhounds are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 124.5 is lower than the average over/under line of 136.4 in Loyola Maryland’s games this season. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2.

The Loyola Maryland offense is coming off a game in which they scored 46 points vs. Bucknell. Overall their field goal percentage was 34% while connecting on 4 threes. Deon Perry is leading the team in scoring at 17.2 points per contest. Alonso Faure has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 7.7 going into the game.

At present, the Greyhounds’ defense is nationally ranked 179th, allowing 72.3 points per game. Against Bucknell, the Greyhounds’ defense gave up 68 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Bucknell only made 6 free-throws.