Loyola-Maryland vs. Lehigh - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Loyola-Maryland vs. Lehigh - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds (15-16) at Lehigh Mountain Hawks (10-20)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Stabler Arena)

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The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds (15-16, 7-11 CONF) and the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (10-20, 7-11) will meet on Tuesday, March 3rd for the 1st Round of the Patriot League Tournament at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, PA. The game will be played at 7:00 PM eastern time. 

Loyola (MD) and Lehigh actually played each other in their last game in the regular season. Lehigh won that game 74-71 on the road, therefore they have earned home-court advantage in this game in the 1st Round. Lehigh built a nine-point lead at halftime in that game, but Loyola (MD) managed to make it a closer game towards the end. It was too little too late for Loyola (MD), as Lehigh managed to hold on for the three-point win. 

Loyola (MD) scores 73.3 points per game on 46.3 percent field goal shooting this season. Loyola (MD)’s leading scorer is G Andrew Kostecka, who scores 19.9 points per game. The leading rebounder for Loyola (MD) is F KaVaughn Scott, who earns 5.3 rebounds per game. Loyola (MD) allows 74.7 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -1.4 scoring differential so far this season. Loyola (MD) also earns 34.5 rebounds, 15.4 assists, 2.9 blocks, and 6.8 steals per game as a team. 

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Lehigh scores 67.9 points per game on 44.5 percent field goal shooting this season. Lehigh’s leading scorer is G Jordan Cohen, who scores 14.0 points per game. The leading rebounder for Lehigh is F Jeameril Wilson, who earns 5.4 rebounds per game. Lehigh allows 72.7 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -4.8 scoring differential so far this season. Lehigh also earns 35.1 rebounds, 12.4 assists, 2.4 blocks, and 5.4 steals per game as a team. 

Loyola (MD) is 15-15 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. Loyola (MD) is also 7-9 against the spread on the road so far this season. Lehigh is 11-17 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. Lehigh is also 4-7 against the spread at home so far this season.

Lehigh is playing the better basketball of late, and they have the edge of beating Loyola-MD on the road in their most recent game. I will take Lehigh at home in what should be a great game.

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