Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Greyhounds versus the Leopards? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Kirby Sports Center in Easton, PA. The over/under for this Patriot League conference contest is set at 125.5 points, with Lafayette being favored by -9 at home against Loyola Maryland.

LOYOLA MARYLAND GREYHOUNDS VS LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Loyola Maryland Greyhounds +9

This game will be played at Kirby Sports Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.

WHY BET THE LOYOLA MARYLAND GREYHOUNDS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Leopards.
  • Even though we have Lafayette winning straight-up, we like Loyola Maryland at +9.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 125.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Greyhounds Offense Score Enough in Easton?

After falling to Colgate 76-62, Loyola Maryland is now 5-20 overall and 3-9 in Patriot League action. They have gone 2-11 in non-conference play. On the road, the Greyhounds are 4-11, and their average scoring margin is -10.2 points per game.

So far this season, Loyola Maryland has been the underdog in 21 of their 25 games, going 4-17 in those matchups. They have been the underdog in each of their last 10 road games, going 3-7 over that stretch. For the season, they have been the underdog in 84% of their games.

As the underdog this season, Loyola Maryland has an ATS record of 8-13. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Greyhounds have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread. On the road, Loyola’s ATS mark is 8-7 this year and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Loyola Maryland games is 13-11. Today’s over/under line of 125.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (137). Over their last three games, their games have had an average scoring total of 120 points.

In their previous game, the Greyhounds’ offense finished with 62 points, which is right in line with their current average of 63.8 points per contest. The team’s scoring leader is Deon Perry, who holds an average of 16.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, D’Angelo Stines is averaging 9.6 points per game this season.

On defense, Loyola Maryland is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Loyola Maryland’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.1% this season.

Can the Leopards Lock in a Home Win?

Despite their losing record, Lafayette has been a solid favorite this season, going 7-2 in their nine games as the favorite. They will be favored by nine points tonight against Loyola Maryland. At home, the Leopards have gone 4-7, and they are 4-6 in their last ten games at home.

Lafayette is coming off a 94-90 loss to Lehigh, and they are just 1-2 in their last three games at home. For the season, they have a -4.5 average scoring margin at home.

As the favorite, Lafayette has gone 6-3 vs. the spread this season and 7-3 in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, their ATS record is just 4-7 this year and 4-6 in their last 10 home games.

On the season, the over/under record for Lafayette games is 11-13, and today’s line of 125.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (133.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points, and over their last ten games, their OU record is 7-3.

Lafayette’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Lehigh, finishing the game with a total of 90 points. Their season average is now 63.4 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Eric Sondberg, who is averaging 9.2 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Justin Vander Baan also maintains a PPG average of 9.1 heading into game.

Currently, the Leopards’ defense holds the 57th rank in the nation, allowing 67.1 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.2 threes per game vs. Loyola Maryland. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.6%.