The Loyola Maryland Greyhounds (9-13, 1-8 Pat), who are currently riding an eight-game losing streak, will try to get back in the win column when they welcome the Navy Midshipmen (12-8, 6-3 Pat) to Reitz Arena. Action gets underway at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
Navy Midshipmen at Loyola Maryland Greyhounds Odds Preview
The last time the Midshipmen played, they defeated the Holy Cross Crusaders, 81-66. Evan Wieck was the top scorer from either team with 24 points on 10-for-10 shooting. Navy played a nearly flawless game. They had a great turnover percentage of 8.9 (better than their season average of 17.4) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.8 (below their season average of 34.1). Holy Cross recorded marks of 18.9 and 17.4, respectively, for those same stats.
The Greyhounds are trying to rebound after their 92-77 loss to the Boston University Terriers in their last contest. Jaylin Andrews was Loyola Maryland’s high scorer with 17 points on 5-for-11 shooting. Boston University’s turnover percentage was their largest strength over Loyola Maryland. The Terriers had a rate of 12.2 (better than their season average of 14.9), while the Greyhounds posted a mark of 21.2 (above their season average of 16.8).
Loyola Maryland appears to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Greyhounds rank 72nd in effective field goal percentage (0.524), while Navy ranks 194th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.492). Also, the Midshipmen, who rank 38th in offensive rebounding percentage (34.0 percent), will clash against the Greyhounds, who rank 253rd in defensive rebounding percentage (70.6 percent).
This is the first time these teams will battle this year, after splitting two games last season. The Greyhounds won the most recent game 79-70. The Greyhounds dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.273 and a solid effective field goal percentage of 0.582. The Midshipmen were 0.063 and 0.516, respectively, for those same stats.
Navy Midshipmen vs. Loyola Maryland Greyhounds Free Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Loyola Maryland, ATS Winner – Loyola Maryland, O/U – Under
The Midshipmen rank 158th in three pointers attempted per game (21.6) while the Greyhounds rank 188th in three pointers allowed per game (23.1).
Loyola Maryland ranks 22nd in assists per game (16.1) while Navy ranks 214th (11.8).
The Midshipmen rank 20th in rebounds allowed per game (30.8) while the Greyhounds rank 184th (36.0).
Loyola Maryland ranks 125th in blocks per game (3.0) while Navy ranks 158th in blocks allowed per game (4.2).
The Greyhounds’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 13.0, up from 3.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Midshipmen have scored an average of 72.6 points per game (8.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.2 points per game (7.5 above their season average).