The Bison and Greyhounds are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Greyhounds will host the game at Reitz Arena in Baltimore, MD. Bucknell come into this Patriot League conference matchup as the -1 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 132.5 points.

BUCKNELL BISON VS LOYOLA MARYLAND GREYHOUNDS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Loyola Maryland Greyhounds +1

This game will be played at Reitz Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.

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.

Is a Road Win Possible for Bucknell?

Despite being the favorite, Bucknell has been the underdog in 21 of their 29 games this season. They have a record of 6-15 in those games. On the road, the Bison have gone 6-10 this season. Their average scoring margin on the road is -5.1 points per game. They have lost their last two road games.

In their last game, Bucknell defeated Army by a score of 54-41. Over their last 10 games, they have gone 5-5 on the road. So far this season, they have an overall record of 11-18.

Against the spread this season, Bucknell has a record of 16-13. In games where they have been the favorite, the Bison are 5-3 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 10-6 and over their last 10 road games, they have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Bucknell games is 12-16-1. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 133.7 points, which is slightly higher than the average over/under line of 134.3. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 112 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.

The Bucknell offense is coming off a game where they scored 54 points against Army. They posted a field goal percentage of 40% and connected on 8 threes. The team’s top scorer is Jack Forrest, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 16.2, while Noah Williamson also carries a PPG average of 12.1 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Bucknell defense is giving up an average of 68.8 points per contest. Bucknell will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Army to just 40% shooting in their most recent game.

Will Loyola Maryland Pull Through as the Underdog Home Team?

With their 69-62 loss to Navy, Loyola Maryland dropped to 6-23 overall. They are 4-11 in Patriot League play, compared to 2-12 in non-conference games. At home, the Greyhounds are 0-10 this season.

So far, Loyola Maryland has been the underdog in 23 of their 29 games, going 5-18 in those contests. They are 0-4 when favored. At home, they have lost ten straight games.

As the underdog this season, Loyola Maryland has gone 10-13 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Greyhounds are 5-5 vs. the spread. However, at home this season, Loyola Maryland has yet to cover the spread, going 0-10. In their last three home games, the Greyhounds are 0-3 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Loyola Maryland games is 15-12, and today’s over/under line of 132.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (136.5). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 145 points compared to their season average of 136.2 points per game.

In their previous game, the Greyhounds’ offense finished with 62 points, which is right in line with their current average of 65 points per contest. Deon Perry is leading the team in scoring at 17.2 points per contest. Golden Dike has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 7.8 going into the game.

On the defensive side, Loyola Maryland is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.4 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.0 threes per game vs. Bucknell. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.7%.