Sacred Heart Pioneers vs Lafayette Leopards Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Lafayette and Sacred Heart on Sunday, with the host Leopards trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
This season, the Leopards are 3-8 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Pioneers are 2-5 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Lafayette boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Sacred Heart is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 344 (Leopards) and the No. 249 (Pioneers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 64-62 result in favor of the Leopards has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Lafayette's No. 202 nationally ranked offense (67 points per game) against a Pioneers defense that sits as the No. 332 at 76.7 PPG. The Leopards have been averaging 42.9% from the field, more than the Pioneers have managed so far this season (42.5% on average).
Defensively, Sacred Heart features the nation's No. 182-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.2 points per game. Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 239 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Sacred Heart, they were an 83-78 loser as they battled Holy Cross at home. Sacred Heart got 24 points from Shane Gibson but lost anyway, 83-78, to Holy Cross on Wednesday at Pitt Center.
Lafayette was an 82-80 loser in its last match on the road against Fairleigh Dickinson. Lafayette got 27 points from Seth Hinrichs on the way to an 82-80 loss against Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday at Rothman Center.
Sacred Heart home to Stony Brook, Tuesday, December 18
Lafayette home to Arcadia, Tuesday, December 18