Loyola Maryland Greyhounds at Lafayette Leopards ATS Prediction 02/22/20

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The Loyola Maryland Greyhounds (14-14, 6-9 Pat) will be at the Kirby Sports Center to square off against the Lafayette Leopards (17-9, 9-6 Pat) in a Pat matchup. Action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

Loyola Maryland Greyhounds vs. Lafayette Leopards ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Leopards won a close one over the Boston University Terriers 61-59, while the Greyhounds were victorious over the Army West Point Black Knights 81-77.

The Greyhounds held the Black Knights to an offensive rebounding percentage of 15.4 (below their season average of 20.7) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.573 (above their season average of 0.531). The Leopards, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 10.7 (better than their season average of 16.4) and held the Terriers to an effective field goal percentage of 0.429 (below their season average of 0.526). E.J. Stephens had a good outing for Lafayette, contributing 27 points. KaVaughn Scott, meanwhile fueled Loyola Maryland with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Myles Cherry led the Leopards to a 65-62 win. He notched a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Leopards’ turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Greyhounds. Lafayette had a rate of 8.1, while Loyola Maryland posted a mark of 14.1.

The sweet-shooting offense of Lafayette will battle against the porous defense of Loyola Maryland. The Leopards rank 30th in effective field goal percentage (0.539), while the Greyhounds are 264th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.510). The Leopards should have the advantage on that end of the court. Moreover, the Greyhounds are among the nation’s elite at getting to the line, ranking 32nd in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.278). The Leopards, meanwhile, rank eighth at keeping opponents off the charity stripe with an opponents’ FTA rate of 0.152.

Loyola Maryland at Lafayette Free Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Lafayette, ATS Winner – Lafayette, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Lafayette ranks 26th in assists per game (15.5) while Loyola Maryland ranks 226th in assists allowed per game (14.4).
  • The Leopards rank 45th in blocks per game (4.2) while the Greyhounds rank 129th (2.9).
  • The Leopards average 25.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 51st in the country. The Greyhounds rank 220th in three pointers allowed per game (23.9).
  • Loyola Maryland ranks 103rd in steals per game (6.8) while Lafayette ranks 240th (4.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Greyhounds have outscored opponents by an average of 6.0 points in their last five games. For the season, Loyola Maryland has lost by an average of 1.3 points.
  • During their last five games, the Leopards have scored an average of 61.0 points per game (10.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 62.0 points per game (6.0 below their season average).