The Greyhounds and Bison are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bison will host the game at Sojka Pavilion in Lewisburg, PA. This Patriot League conference matchup has an over/under of 134 points, and Bucknell is favored to win by -8 at home vs. Loyola Maryland.

LOYOLA MARYLAND GREYHOUNDS VS BUCKNELL BISON BETTING PICK

The Pick: Loyola Maryland Greyhounds +8

This game will be played at Sojka Pavilion at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 31st.

WHY BET THE LOYOLA MARYLAND GREYHOUNDS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Bison.
  • Even though we have Bucknell winning straight-up, we like Loyola Maryland at +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will Loyola Maryland Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?

After winning their last game against Navy by a score of 74-70, Loyola Maryland comes into this game with a record of 4-17. They have gone 2-6 in Patriot League play compared to 2-11 in non-conference action. On the road, the Greyhounds are 3-10 this season, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three games away from home.

As an underdog this season, Loyola Maryland is 3-15, and their average scoring margin on the road is -10.7 points per game. So far this season, they have been underdogs in 18 of their 21 games. The Greyhounds’ average scoring margin at home is -11.3 points per game, and they have lost all seven games they have played at home.

As the underdog this season, Loyola Maryland has an ATS record of 7-11 and an overall ATS mark of 7-13. On the road, the Greyhounds have gone 7-6 vs. the spread this year and are 5-5 in their last 10 road games ATS. In their last three games as the underdog, Loyola Maryland is 1-2 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 134 is lower than the average over/under line in Loyola Maryland’s games this year (137.8). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 140 points.

Loyola Maryland is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 74 points versus Navy. This output is higher than their season-average of 65.3 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Deon Perry, who holds an average of 16 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, D’Angelo Stines is averaging 9.3 points per game this season.

At this time, the Greyhounds’ defense is positioned 219th in the country, permitting 74.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Loyola Maryland’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.3% this season.

Will the Bison Win at Sojka Pavilion?

After a 66-56 win over Army, Bucknell is now 8-13 overall and 5-3 in the Patriot League. They are currently on a two-game win streak and have gone 3-0 this season when favored. At home, they are 3-6 this season and 4-6 in their last 10 games.

So far, Bucknell has been the underdog in 18 of their 21 games, going 5-13 in those matchups. Their average scoring margin at home this season is -4.3 compared to -5.0 on the road. For the season, they have gone 5-7 away from home.

When looking at Bucknell’s ATS record this season, they have gone 12-9. At home, they are 4-5 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Bison have a perfect 3-0 record this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 4-6 ATS.

On the season, the over/under record for Bucknell games is 9-11-1 and today’s line of 134 is just below the average over/under line in their games of 134.7. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points and their OU record in their last 10 games is 5-5.

Coming off their recent game, the Bucknell offense tallied 66 points in a matchup against Army. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.7%, and they made 9 threes. The team’s top scorer is Jack Forrest, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 16.7, while Noah Williamson also maintains a PPG average of 11.7 leading up to the game.

Currently, the Bison’s defense holds the 126th rank in the nation, allowing 70.4 points per game. So far, the Bucknell defense is giving up an average of 7.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.8 times per game (567th).