Looking to win big? The Greyhounds and Eagles face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Eagles are hosting the game at Bender Arena in Washington, DC. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 132 points, and American is favored by -11 to win at home against Loyola Maryland.
LOYOLA MARYLAND GREYHOUNDS VS AMERICAN EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Loyola Maryland Greyhounds +11
This game will be played at Bender Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.
WHY BET THE LOYOLA MARYLAND GREYHOUNDS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Eagles.
- Even though we have American winning straight-up, we like Loyola Maryland at +11.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 132 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Will Loyola Maryland Win on the Road?
Despite a record of just 4-19, Loyola Maryland has been a much better team on the road this season. The Greyhounds are 3-11 on the road compared to 0-8 at home, and they will look to pick up their first road win in their last three tries when they take on American.
Loyola Maryland is coming off a 70-67 loss to Holy Cross. Over their last 10 games, they have gone 2-8 on the road. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -11.0 points per game on the road.
As the underdog, Loyola Maryland has gone just 7-12 vs. the spread this season. However, their road ATS mark is a respectable 7-7. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Greyhounds have gone just 2-8 vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record for Loyola Maryland games is 12-10 and today’s over/under line of 132 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (137.4). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 133 points.
The Loyola Maryland offense is coming off a game where they scored 67 points against Holy Cross. They posted a field goal percentage of 36.8% and connected on 9 threes. Deon Perry is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 16.4. Meanwhile, D’Angelo Stines also brings a PPG average of 9.6 into the game.
Loyola Maryland’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 73.6 points per game. Against Holy Cross in their most recent game, the Loyola Maryland defense gave up a total of 70 points while allowing Holy Cross to hit 36% of their shots.
Will the Eagles Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?
At home this season, American has a record of 6-2, and over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 8-2. This year, American has been favored in 12 games, going 10-2 in those matchups.
So far, American has an overall record of 13-10, and they are 6-3 in Patriot League games. Across their last five games, they have a record of 4-1.
As the favorite this season, American has gone 9-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles have an ATS mark of 8-2. At home, their ATS record is 5-3 this year and 6-3 over their last 10 home games.
This season, the over/under record for American is 12-9 and their games have averaged 141.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 132 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (138.3). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 134 points compared to their season average of 141.9 points.
The American offense is coming off a game where they scored 69 points against Lafayette. They posted a field goal percentage of 48% and connected on 11 threes. Matt Rogers is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 15.8. Meanwhile, Elijah Stephens also brings a PPG average of 12.2 into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the American defense is giving up an average of 70.9 points per contest. In their most recent game, the American defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Lafayette knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 66 points.