American Eagles (8-3) vs. Lafayette Leopards (2-11)
December 30, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Lafayette Leopards -1.5 / American Eagles +1.5; Over/Under: +123.5
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The American Eagles and Lafayette Leopards meet Friday in college basketball action at the Kirby Sports Center. The American Eagles look for their ninth win. The Lafayette Leopards look for their third win.
The American Eagles are averaging 68.2 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Matt Rogers is averaging 13.7 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Johnny O’Neil is averaging 11.8 points and 1.4 assists. Colin Smalls is the third double-digit scorer and Geoff Sprouse is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The American Eagles are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The American Eagles are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.9 rebounds per game.
The Lafayette Leopards are averaging 61.8 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Leo O’Boyle is averaging 12.6 points and 3.1 rebounds, while Kyle Jenkins is averaging 11.5 points and 5 rebounds. CJ Fulton is the third double-digit scorer and TJ Berger is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Lafayette Leopards are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Lafayette Leopards are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.5 rebounds per game.
The Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Leopards are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Friday games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games. The under is 6-2-1 in Eagles last 9 overall. The over is 6-2 in Leopards last 8 home games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Lafayette Leopards are getting the benefit of the doubt because they’re at home, but I’m not sure that matters because they lose by an average of 9 points at home. The American Eagles have had success on the road, and they win by an average of 1.3 points in the underdog role. It feels like we’re getting the better team and the free bucket. Give me American.