Brett's Thursday Night College Basketball "HAMMER DOWN" 3-Game Premium Package - Game 1
Lafayette Leopards (2-4) vs Sacred Heart Pioneers (2-5)
Thursday, December 02, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Lafayette Leopards -3
The Sacred Heart Pioneers will travel to the Kirby Sports Center to take on the Lafayette Leopards this Thursday night and I like the Leopards to cover this small home spread.
Scared Heart comes into this game on a 3-game losing streak and continue to struggle defensively as the Pioneers come into this game allowing opponents to average 74.6 ppg and has also struggled with turnovers as the Pioneers come into this game with a turnover margin of -3.7.
Lafayette comes into this game with just a 2-4 overall record, however, the Leopards have looked much better as of late and have been impressive wins against Rutgers & Columbia. Lafayette has also struggled defensively, however, they did play a tough schedule to start the season with games at Syracuse & Duke and have looked great lately holding Rutgers & Columbia to just an average of 51.5 ppg.
The Pioneers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss, however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Leopards are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points.
Lafayette is playing the better basketball as of late and as they will be on their home court and for the fact that Scared Heart ranks just 271st in scoring defense & 314th in turnover margin, I think the play here is to take Lafayette to cover this small home spread. Good Luck!