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Pennsylvania Quakers vs Lafayette Leopards Preview

Lafayette LeopardsPennsylvania Quakers
Jan 8, 7:30 PM | The Palestra

Lafayette Leopards vs Pennsylvania Quakers Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on The Palestra Tuesday as host Pennsylvania looks to handle the Lafayette Leopards in NCAA hoops action.

This season, the Quakers are 2-11 overall and 4-5-1 ATS ATS, while the Leopards are 6-10 and 1-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Pennsylvania boasts a 2-3 on the OU, and Lafayette is 0-1.

View Lafayette vs Pennsylvania Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 300 (Quakers) and the No. 331 (Leopards) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 62-60 result in favor of the Leopards has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Leopards rank No. 331 in NCAA Division 1 with 29.7 per game. That compares with Pennsylvania’s No. 281 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Pennsylvania is college basketball's No. 237-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Leopards rate No. 26 with 8.4 per game.

Defensively, Lafayette features the nation's No. 315-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.8 points per game. Pennsylvania, meanwhile, comes in at No. 307 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Lafayette, they were an 83-66 winner as they battled NJIT at home. Seth Hinrichs scored 21 points leading the Leopards to an 83-66 victory over NJIT at Kirby Center on Wednesday.

Last time out for Pennsylvania, they were a 74-57 loser as they battled La Salle on the road. They covered in the match as a 18.5-point underdog. Pennsylvania suffered a 74-57 loss against La Salle on Saturday, getting 14 points from Tony Hicks in a losing effort at Tom Gola Arena.

Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Princeton are 7-3
After playing La Salle are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

A few Leopards at Quakers trends to consider:
Pennsylvania is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Lafayette
Pennsylvania is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Lafayette
Pennsylvania is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pennsylvania is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Lafayette home to Navy, Saturday, January 12
Pennsylvania at Princeton, Saturday, January 12