College baskeball point spread favors Greyhounds in battle with Peacocks
Saint Peter's Peacocks vs Loyola Greyhounds Odds
Saint Peter's pays a visit to Loyola on Sunday, hoping to send the Greyhounds to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Reitz Arena.
The Greyhounds sit at 10-5 (5-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Peacocks are currently 6-7 (3-3-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Loyola is 2-1-1 OU, and Saint Peter's is 1-2-1 OU.
Bettors looking to back visiting Saint Peter's before tip-off in this one found them as 10-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Greyhounds sit at No. 143 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Peacocks sit at No. 238 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Greyhounds will win this game 66-61.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Peacocks is ranked No. 231 in NCAA hoops at 33.9 per game. Contrast that with Loyola’s No. 104 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Loyola is the No. 332-ranked team in the country at 3.9 per game, while Saint Peter's rates No. 289 at 4.8 per game.
Defensively, Saint Peter's features the nation's No. 72-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.6 points per game. Loyola, meanwhile, comes in at No. 256 nationally in scoring at home.
Saint Peter's was a 55-53 loser in their most recent outing at home against Manhattan. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Desi Washington scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Peacocks to a win (they lost 55-53 to Manhattan at Yanitelli Center on Friday).
Loyola was a 71-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Rider. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Erik Etherly scored 21 points leading the Greyhounds to a 71-65 victory over Rider at Reitz Arena on Friday.
Saint Peter's Peacocks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Niagara are 3-7
After playing Manhattan are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Fairfield are 5-5
After playing Rider are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Peacocks at Greyhounds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Peter's last 6 games when playing on the road against Loyola
Saint Peter's is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Loyola is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home
Loyola is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Saint Peter's
Loyola is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Loyola's last 6 games when playing at home against Saint Peter's
Saint Peter's home to Niagara, Friday, January 11
Loyola home to Fairfield, Friday, January 11