Lafayette Leopards vs Eagles College Hoops Game Preview
Lafayette Leopards vs American Eagles Odds
The American Eagles hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Lafayette Leopards pay a visit to Bender Arena on the college basketball betting menu.
The Eagles currently sports a 7-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-0 ATS. The Leopards are 11-12 and 1-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Eagles produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Leopards have gone 0-1 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 314-rated Lafayette taking on the No. 311-rated Eagles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 62-59 win for the Leopards on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and American has the nation's No. 336-rated offensive output, at 58.1 PPG. The visiting Leopards defense ranks No. 258 allowing on average 70 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 41.1% so far, less than the Leopards marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.
Defensively, Lafayette features the nation's No. 302-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.1 points per game. American, meanwhile, comes in at No. 337 nationally in scoring at home.
Lafayette won its last outing, a 69-40 result against Colgate on January 30. The Leopards blew out Colgate on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 69-40 win at Kirby Center.
American was a 56-55 loser in its last match at home against Bucknell. The Eagles endured a 56-55 loss at the hands of the Bison on Wednesday, despite a 13-point effort from Daniel Munoz at Bender Arena.
Lafayette at Navy, Saturday, February 9
American home to Colgate, Saturday, February 9