The No. 4 seed Army Black Knights (12-8) and the No. 9 seed Loyola (MD) Greyhounds (5-10) will look to advance in the Patriot tournament on Wednesday as they meet in the semifinals of the conference tournament at 5:30 PM ET on CBS Sports. Army is listed as a 2-point favorite to win this contest and advance closer to an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.
The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 10, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Best Betting Odds
Black Knights (-2)
The DraftKings line for this game has the Black Knights favored by two, while the model predicts they’ll win by considerably more (9.8 points). Put your money on the Black Knights.
In this game, the model projects a total (142.8 points) substantially higher than the DraftKings over/under (134 points). Bet on the over.
Prediction: Army 76, Loyola (MD) 66
Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.
Examining the Over/Under
- The Black Knights’ average implied point total this season is 6.2 more points than their implied total in Wednesday’s game (74.2 implied points on average compared to 68 implied points in this game).
- Army will attempt to surpass its implied point total for this matchup (68) for the 13th time this season.
- The Greyhounds’ average implied point total on the season (72.6 points) is 6.6 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (66 points).
- Loyola (MD) is aiming to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (66) for the 12th time this season.
Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.
Army and Loyola (MD) Records ATS
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Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.
Betting Tips – Shooting Stats
- The Black Knights make 46.3% of their shots from the field this season, which is 3.9 percentage points higher than the Greyhounds have allowed to their opponents (42.4%).
- Army has a 10-4 straight-up record and a 6-5 record against the spread in games it shoots higher than 42.4% from the field.
- Loyola (MD) has put up a 4-4 record against the spread and a 4-6 record overall when its opponents knock down more than 46.3% of their shots from the field.
- The Greyhounds’ 46.3% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.9 percentage points higher than the Black Knights have given up to their opponents (43.4%).
- This season, Loyola (MD) has a 5-4 record against the spread and a 4-7 record overall in games the team collectively shoots better than 43.4% from the field.
- Army is 6-6 against the spread and 11-3 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot higher than 46.3% from the field.
- The Black Knights are knocking down 33.9% of their three-point shots this season, 0.3% lower than the 34.2% the Greyhounds allow opponents to shoot from deep.
- Army is 6-4 overall and 3-4 against the spread when it shoots better than 34.2% from distance.
- Loyola (MD) has a 3-4 record against the spread while going 3-4 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 33.9% from deep.
- The Greyhounds are making 30% of their shots from deep, which is 5.1 percentage points fewer than the 35.1% the Black Knights’ are averaging on the season.
- Loyola (MD) is 5-1 against the spread and 4-2 overall when it shoots over 35.1% as a team from deep.
- Army has a 2-1 ATS record and a 5-1 straight-up record in games this season when it hits more than 30% of its three-point shots.
- The Black Knights make 8.2 three-pointers per game this season, 3.1 more makes per game than the Greyhounds give up (5.1).
- Army is 2-2 against the spread and 4-3 overall when it hit more three-pointers than its opponents, while Loyola (MD) is 3-6 ATS and 2-9 straight up in games when it is out-shot from the three-point line.
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