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American vs Loyola-Maryland 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds (14-14) vs. American Eagles (8-21)
February 26, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: American Eagles +5.5 / Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds -5.5; Over/Under: -128.5
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The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds and American Eagles meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Bender Arena. The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The American Eagles need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games.

The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds are averaging 66.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Cameron Spencer is averaging 18.5 points and 4.9 rebounds, while Jaylin Andrews is averaging 14 points and 1.5 assists. Kenneth Jones is dishing 4.7 assists and Milos IIic is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game.

The American Eagles are averaging 63.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 48 percent shooting. Stacy Beckton Jr. is averaging 13 points and 4.4 rebounds, while Colin Smalls is averaging 10.8 points and 2 assists. Johnny O’Neil is dishing 1.6 assists and Matt Rogers is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The American Eagles are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The American Eagles are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.6 rebounds per game.

The Greyhounds are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Eagles are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The under is 5-1-1 in Greyhounds last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Eagles last 5 Saturday games. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

I’m not thrilled to back the Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds on the road as a favorite, but they’re easily the better team here overall. The American Eagles lose on the season by an average of 8.6 points, and they lose at home by an average of 1.2 points. American is a bad team across the board and not a team I’m going to side with. It’s the Greyhounds or pass for me.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds -5.5

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