The Terriers and Greyhounds are set to face off at 5:00 ET on ESPN+. The Greyhounds will host the game at Reitz Arena in Baltimore, MD. The Terriers come into this Patriot League conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 132.5 points.
BOSTON TERRIERS VS LOYOLA MARYLAND GREYHOUNDS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Loyola Maryland Greyhounds +1
This game will be played at Reitz Arena at 5:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.
WHY BET THE LOYOLA MARYLAND GREYHOUNDS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Greyhounds.
- Not only will Loyola Maryland pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 132.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Do the Terriers Have What it Takes on the Road?
After a win over American, Boston will look to improve on their 2-7 road record when they take on Loyola Maryland as one-point favorites. So far this season, the Terriers have gone 1-1 as the favorite.
Over their last 10 games on the road, Boston has gone just 2-8, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak away from home. On the year, they have an average scoring margin of -6.2 points per game on the road.
As the favorite this season, Boston has gone 1-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Terriers have a mark of 4-6. On the road this year, Boston’s ATS record is 3-6 and they are 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 road contests.
On the season, the over/under record for Boston University games is 6-9 and today’s line of 132.5 is lower than their average over/under line of 134.2. So far, their games have averaged 130.3 points and in their last three games, the average scoring total is 124 points.
In their latest game, Boston offense put up 72 points against American. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 42.9% and made 11 threes. In terms of offense, the Terriers have a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, putting them 375th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 286th in percentage and 177th in three-pointers made.
At present, the Terriers’ defense is nationally ranked 58th, allowing 65.7 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.1 threes per game vs. Loyola Maryland. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.4%.
Will the Greyhounds Find a Way to Win at Home?
After their win over Army, Loyola Maryland comes into this game with a 3-13 record. They have gone 1-2 in Patriot League play and are 2-11 in non-conference action. At home this season, the Greyhounds are 0-4.
So far, Loyola Maryland has been the underdog in 13 of their 16 games, going 2-11 in those matchups. As the underdog, they have an average scoring margin of -9.2 points per game. This season, their average scoring margin at home is -12.3 points per game.
As the underdog this season, Loyola Maryland has gone 6-7 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS mark for the year is 6-9. At home, the Greyhounds are 0-4 vs. the spread this season and have gone 0-2 ATS in their last three home games.
This season, the over/under record for Loyola Maryland games is 9-6, and today’s line of 132.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (139.5). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 144 points scored in those matchups.
The Loyola Maryland offense is coming off a game in which they scored 71 points vs. Army. Overall their field goal percentage was 52.2% while connecting on 6 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Deon Perry, who is averaging 15.4 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, D’Angelo Stines also maintains a PPG average of 9.5 heading into game.
So far, the Greyhounds’ defense is ranked 248th in the country at 75.2 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Loyola Maryland defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Army knocked down 14 three-pointers on their way to 65 points.