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American Eagles vs Lafayette Leopards Betting Preview

Lafayette LeopardsAmerican Eagles
March 6, 5:00 PM | Bender Arena

Lafayette Leopards vs American Eagles Odds

12-18TEAM RECORD22-8

College hoops betting interest focuses on the American vs Lafayette battle Sunday at Bender Arena as the Eagles look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

It's a game in the Patriot Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68.

American will face the 12-18 Leopards, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Eagles are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Leopards are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View Lafayette vs American Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 213-ranked Eagles and the No. 290-rated Leopards in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-66 win for the Eagles on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features American's No. 254-ranked scoring average of 66 PPG, against a Leopards defense rated No. 277 and allowing 72.2 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 44.9% to date this season, more than the Leopards shooters have managed so far (43.1% per game).

Defensively, Lafayette features the nation's No. 241-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.3 points per game. American, meanwhile, comes in at No. 285 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Lafayette, they were a 77-70 winner as they battled Holy Cross on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. Lafayette got 19 points from Ryan Willen en route to a 77-70 victory over Holy Cross on Wednesday at Hart Recreation Center.

American won its last outing, a 69-53 result against Colgate on March 2. They covered in that game as a 14-point favorite. The Eagles used a 31-point performance from Vlad Moldoveanu to help American smack Colgate 69-53 on Wednesday at Bender Arena.