The Loyola Maryland Greyhounds (9-12, 1-7 Pat), who are currently on a seven-game losing streak, will attempt to get back in the win column when they head to Case Gym to take on the Boston University Terriers (11-10, 5-3 Pat). Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
Loyola Maryland Greyhounds vs. Boston University Terriers ATS Preview
The Greyhounds were beaten by the Bucknell Bison in their last game, 98-83. Loyola Maryland’s Andrew Kostecka had 18 points in the game. Bucknell had a turnover percentage of 11.8 (better than their season average of 17.7). Loyola Maryland, on the other hand, had a free throw rate of 0.620 (above their season average of 0.236).
In the Terriers’ last outing, they beat the Holy Cross Crusaders, 79-64. Boston University was lifted by Max Mahoney, who led the team in scoring with 18 points on 8-for-12 shooting. Boston University dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 34.3 (above their season average of 27.8) and a free throw rate of 0.177 (above their season average of 0.167). Holy Cross recorded marks of 15.8 and 0.082, respectively, for those same stats.
These two squads have already met once this season. The Terriers won 85-53. The Terriers dominated every facet of the game. They had a solid offensive rebounding percentage of 32.3 and a free throw rate of 0.210. For those same stats, the Greyhounds recorded marks of 17.9 and 0.123, respectively. Whyte had a standout performance in the victory, producing 12 points and eight rebounds.
There’s a decent chance that Loyola Maryland struggles to create turnovers. Boston University ranks 48th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.1 percent), while Loyola Maryland forces the 221st-most turnovers (18.9 percent). Also, second chance points could be few and far between for the Greyhounds. They rank 271st in the nation in offensive rebounding percentage at 25.3 percent, while the Terriers are 49th-best on the defensive glass (defensive rebounding percentage of 75.5 percent).
Loyola Maryland at Boston University Betting Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Boston University, ATS Winner – Boston University, O/U – Over
Loyola Maryland ranks 22nd in assists per game (16.0) while Boston University ranks 168th (12.7).
The Terriers average 36.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 136th in the country. The Greyhounds rank 184th in rebounds allowed per game (36.2).
Boston University ranks 179th in three pointers attempted per game (21.0) while Loyola Maryland ranks 190th in three pointers allowed per game (23.3).
The Terriers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 11.6, up from 2.9 for the season.
During their last five games, the Greyhounds have scored an average of 73.8 points per game (1.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 84.4 points per game (9.0 above their season average).