American vs Lafayette Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/5/23
Lafayette Leopards (9-22) vs American Eagles (17-14)
Game Info: Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 4:00 pm (Kirby Sports Center)
Betting Odds: Lafayette Leopards -2.5 -- Over/Under: 120.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The American Eagles will play the Lafayette Leopards in the Semifinals of the Patriot League Tournament on Sunday afternoon at the Kirby Sports Center in Easton, Pennsylvania.
The American Eagles are 17-14 (7-11) this season after they defeated Navy by a score of 52-51 in their last game. American shot 55.3% from the field and turned the ball over 17 times in the game. The American Eagles are averaging 65.1 points per game, 65.4 points against per game, 30 rebounds per game, and 13.5 assists per game. Matt Rogers has led the Eagles this season with 13.8 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game, and 1.7 assists per game. American is shooting 48.8% from the field, 70% on free throws, and 34.8% on three pointers this year.
The Lafayette Leopards are 10-22 (7-11) this season after they defeated Lehigh by a score of 71-64 in their last game. Lafayette shot 45.1% from the field and was +5 in rebounding margin in the win. The Lafayette Leopards are averaging 61.7 points per game, 64.9 points against per game, 31.9 rebounds per game, and 15.3 assists per game. Leo O’Boyle has led the Leopards this season with 11.4 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, and 1.7 assists per game. Lafayette is shooting 40.8% from the field, 61.8% on free throws, and 32.7% on three pointers this year.
American is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win. The under is 5-1 in American’s last 6 games. Lafayette is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The over is 7-1 in Lafayette’s last 8 games.
Both of these teams were able to get upset wins in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament and will have a chance to advance to the finals with a win here. Both teams were 7-11 in conference play this year, but each team did win one of the two regular season meetings. Lafayette really struggles to score and is only shooting 40.8% from the field this year. I expect this game to be low scoring and I like the under here.