Loyola Maryland vs Sacred Heart prediction, odds, line: 2023 college basketball picks, betting by verified model
The Chesapeake Employers Insurance Center will be holding a late morning tip Saturday in Baltimore. The matchup is the first day in Division 1 men’s basketball, and the Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds (1-2) will face the Sacred Heart Pioneers (2-2). Loyola (Md.) defeated Brown in overtime last Saturday before losing to Binghamton in the final 63-57 on Wednesday. Sacred Heart opened this multi-team event with an 85-80 loss to host UMBC on Friday.
For this 11 a.m. ET tip, the SportsLine consensus lists Sacred Heart as the favorite by 2.5 points. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over/under, is 154 in the latest Sacred Heart vs. Loyola-Maryland numbers. Before making your Loyola-Maryland vs Sacred Heart picks, you need to view college basketball predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.
The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. He enters Week 2 of the 2023-24 season on an 87-56 roll among all of college basketball’s top picks dating back to last season, returning over on $1,700 for $100 player. Anyone who followed him saw great results.
Now, the model has set his sights on Sacred Heart vs. Loyola (Md.) and just locked in his CBB picks and predictions. You can go to SportsLine now to see the model selections. Now, here are some college basketball odds and betting lines for Sacred Heart vs. Loyola-Maryland:
- Sacred Heart vs. Loyola (Md.) spread: Sacred Heart -2.5
- Sacred Heart vs. Loyola (Md.) over/under: 154 points
- Sacred Heart vs. Money Line Loyola (Md.): Sacred Heart -157, Loyola (Md.) +130
- Sacred Heart vs. Loyola (Md.): See picks at SportsLine
Why Sacred Heart can cover it
Sacred Heart was able to gain valuable experience on this field Friday, scoring 80 points in a narrow loss to UMBC. Senior guard Raheem Solomon led the team with 22 points and three steals, while senior guard Joey Reilly added 19 points. The Pioneers outscored UMBC by four points in the second half, moving them into this contest.
The opposing teams have not been able to damage Sacred Heart this season, as the Pioneers have scored at least 80 points in all four of their games. Senior guard Nico Galette is averaging 13.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game, while junior forward Tanner Thomas is adding 13.3 points and 8.0 rebounds. Sacred Heart has covered the spread in four of its last six games, and is 6-1 in its last seven games against Patriot League teams.
Why Loyola (Md.) can cover
This is a brutal schedule for Sacred Heart, as it has to play an early morning tip for the second day in a row. The Pioneers played a tough game against UMBC yesterday, while Loyola-Maryland has been off since Wednesday. The Greyhounds have already pulled off one upset this season, taking down Brown in overtime as 10-point road underdogs last Saturday.
They came up just short against Binghamton on Wednesday, despite a 17-point performance from sophomore guard Deon Perry. He leads the team with 13.7 points, 4.7 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game, while the Golden Dike senior forward adds 11.7 points and 7.0 boards. Loyola-Maryland has been extremely profitable, covering the spread at a 10-4 clip in its last 14 games dating back to last season. See which team to choose here.
How to make Sacred Heart vs. Loyola-Maryland picks
The SportsLine model follows Fo on the overall point. The model also says that one side of the distribution hits in more than 50% of samples. You can only see the model selection at SportsLine.
So who will win Sacred Heart vs. Loyola-Maryland, and which side of the spread will beat in more than 50% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side the Sacred Heart vs. Loyola (Md.) Release to jump on, all from the advanced model that has returned more than $1,700 on their college basketball picks dating back to last season, and find out.