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Boston University vs. Loyola - 1/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Loyola Greyhounds (4-12) at Boston University Terriers (9-9)

College Basketball: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Case Gymnasium)

The Line: Boston University Terriers -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CBSSN

The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds and Boston University Terriers meet Monday at the Case Gym.

The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds are averaging 68.1 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 75.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Andre Walker is averaging 13.3 points and 3.6 assists while Jarred Jones is averaging 12.8 points and 7.8 rebounds. Tyler Hubbard is dishing 1.1 assists and Eric Laster is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds are shooting 29.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. Loyola (MD) is allowing 39.9 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.6 turnovers per game. The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds have lost 14 of their last 17 road games.

Boston University vs. Loyola - 1/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Boston University Terriers could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Boston University Terriers are averaging 70.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Eric Fanning is averaging 13.1 points and 1.3 assists while Cheddi Mosely is averaging 12.5 points and 3.1 rebounds. John Papale is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and Kyle Foreman is dishing four assists. The Boston University Terriers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. Boston University is allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.9 turnovers per game. The Boston University Terriers have won seven of their last 12 home games. Justin Alston is questionable with a foot injury.

The Greyhounds are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Patriot League and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Terriers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win and 37-18-1 ATS in their last 56 games overall. 

Boston is simply the better team here and has been a covering machine dating back the past couple of seasons. Loyola has played a lot of road games this season but has really struggled keeping most of them even somewhat close. I'll take the home team by double digits.

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Boston University Terriers -8

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