Sacred Heart Pioneers at Lafayette Leopards Free Prediction

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The Sacred Heart Pioneers (3-5) will travel to the Kirby Sports Center to challenge the Lafayette Leopards (2-4). The game begins at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Sacred Heart Pioneers vs. Lafayette Leopards Betting Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last matchup. The Leopards fell to the Cornell Big Red, 63-58, while the Pioneers were defeated by the Boston College Eagles, 81-73.

Sacred Heart held Boston College to an offensive rebounding percentage of 18.9 (below their season average of 29.2) while Lafayette had an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.1 (above their season average of 22.4). Myles Cherry played a key role for Lafayette with 14 points and 17 rebounds. Meanwhile, E.J. Anosike played well for Sacred Heart, contributing 22 points and nine rebounds.

The Pioneers won the lone contest between these two teams last season, 62-50. Getting to the free throw line was one of Sacred Heart’s biggest advantages. They had 25 free throw attempts, while Lafayette had just 13.

Second-chance opportunities might be scarce for Lafayette in this showdown. The Leopards rank 345th in offensive rebounding percentage (21.6 percent), while Sacred Heart ranks 15th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.6 percent) since last season. Also, the Pioneers rank 307th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.201), while the Leopards rank 26th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.187).

Sacred Heart Pioneers vs. Lafayette Leopards Odds Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Lafayette, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Sacred Heart ranks 16th in rebounds per game (39.7) while Lafayette ranks 253rd (33.8).
  • The Pioneers rank 284th in steals per game (4.8) while the Leopards rank 300th (4.1).
  • The Leopards rank 132nd in three pointers attempted per game (22.8) while the Pioneers rank 264th in three pointers allowed per game (24.0).
  • Sacred Heart ranks 146th in assists per game (13.8) while Lafayette ranks 254th (12.3).