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American vs. Lafayette Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/18/23

Lafayette Leopards (4-14) vs. American Eagles (12-5)
January 18, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: American Eagles -5.5 / Lafayette Leopards +5.5; Over/Under: +121.5
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The Lafayette Leopards and the American Eagles meet in college basketball action from the Bender Arena on Wednesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


The American Eagles are listed as 5.5-point favorites for this game with an attached ML price of -250. The over/under is 121.5 points for this game.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, meaning barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will be at full strength for this game.

Matchup history

American won the last meeting back on December 30th, 2022 by a final score of 60-47.


Lafayette is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. American is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.


I’m leaning towards Lafayette here. American is the better team and they’re at home for this game, but the reality is that the Eagles haven’t been covering, playing in either nail-biter close games or losing outright as a favorite. Lafayette’s not winning games, but they’re keeping games close and I think they can keep this one close as well. Give me Lafayette and the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Lafayette +5.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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