Lafayette vs. Loyola-Maryland - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds (14-14) at Lafayette Leopards (17-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Kirby Sports Center)
The Line: Lafayette Leopards -5 -- Over/Under: 148
The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds and Lafayette Leopards meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Kirby Sports Center.
The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds are averaging 74.1 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Andrew Kostecka is averaging 20.7 points and 5.1 rebounds while Santi Aldama is averaging 12.8 points and 1.8 assists. Isaiah Hart is dishing 3.2 assists and Cameron Spencer is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 64.4 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds have lost five of their last six road games.
The Lafayette Leopards look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Lafayette Leopards are averaging 71.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Justin Jaworski is averaging 17.1 points and 2.7 rebounds while E.J. Stephens is averaging 11.8 points and 2.1 assists. Myles Cherry is the third double-digit scorer and Lukas Jarrett is dishing 3.2 assists. The Lafayette Leopards are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Lafayette Leopards are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game. The Lafayette Leopards have won four of their last six home games.
The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds are playing the better basketball entering this contest, but it's hard to trust them on the road where they lose by an average of 6.7 points and allowing 46 percent shooting from the field. The Lafayette Leopards win at home by an average of 4.3 points while shooting 48 percent from the field, and they're 7-4 against the spread at home and 17-7-1 against the spread on the season. The Lafayette Leopards also won the first meeting this season on the road and has won four straight meetings overall against the Loyola (MD) Greyhounds. I'll lay the chalk with Lafayette at home.