Loyola-Maryland vs. Boston University prediction, odds: 2022 college basketball picks, Jan. 7 best bets

The Boston University Terriers will look to continue their dominance over the Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds when they meet in a Patriot League showdown on Friday. The Terriers (10-5, 1-1), who have won four in a row over Loyola-Maryland, swept last year’s series, winning 85-53 on the road and 92-77 at home. The Greyhounds (7-6, 1-1), who are one of just four Patriot League teams to sport a winning record, are just 1-5 on the road this season. Boston University is 5-1 in home games in 2021-22, and are 13-6 all-time against Loyola-Maryand.

Tipoff from Case Gym in Boston is set for 5 p.m. ET. The Terriers are 7.5-point favorites in the latest Loyola-Maryland vs. Boston University odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 134.5. Before making any Boston University vs. Loyola-Maryland picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Loyola-Maryland vs. Boston University and revealed its coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of the model’s college basketball picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Loyola-Maryland vs. Boston University:

  • Loyola-Maryland vs. Boston University spread: Boston University -7.5
  • Loyola-Maryland vs. Boston University over-under: 134.5 points
  • LMD: The Greyhounds are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record
  • BU: The Under is 5-1 in the Terriers’ last six home games

Featured Game | Boston University Terriers vs. Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds

Why Boston University can cover

Senior guard Walter Whyte has reached double-figure scoring in each of the seven games he has played in, including a 21-point performance in a 75-70 win at Hartford on Nov. 18. He missed eight games due to an ankle injury, but is back to full strength and is averaging 12.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 steals. He is just two points from reaching 1,000 career points, and is on the Lou Henson Award preseason watch list. 

Senior guard Jonas Harper has been red-hot of late, scoring in double figures in four of his last five games, including a 19-point effort at Dartmouth on Dec. 11. He scored 10 points in Tuesday’s loss at Navy. For the year, Harper averages 8.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He also has 14 steals. 

Why Loyola-Maryland can cover

The Greyhounds will play just their third game in 26 days, but it is the third of eight during a 24-day stretch to open league play. Junior guard Cameron Spencer is second in the Patriot League in points (18.4) and leads the conference in steals per game at 2.2, which is 24th nationally. He also tops the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio, 4.4-to-1, which ranks him No. 3 in NCAA Division I. Since the start of the New Year, Spencer is averaging 22.5 points, including a 26-point effort in a 77-74 overtime loss at Army on Jan. 1.

Senior guard Jaylin Andrews has scored in double figures in each of his last five games, including a pair of 20-point performances. He scored a season-high 30 points, including a 5-of-7 effort from 3-point range, in a 75-65 win over South Carolina State on Nov. 12. For the season, Andrews is averaging 14.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.7 assists per game.

How to make Boston University vs. Loyola-Maryland picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 140 combined points. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that hits in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Loyola-Maryland vs. Boston University? And which side of the spread hits over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.

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