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UMBC Retrievers vs Loyola Greyhounds Odds
UMBC pays a visit to Loyola on Wednesday, hoping to send the Greyhounds to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Reitz Arena.
The Greyhounds bring a 1-1 record (0-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 1-1 Retrievers, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Loyola go 0-0 so far and the Retrievers go 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 147 (Greyhounds) and the No. 329 (Retrievers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 74-70 result in favor of the Retrievers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Loyola's No. 205-ranked offense, averaging 67 PPG, against a Retrievers defense that ranks No. 187 at 66 PPG. The Greyhounds field goal percentage has averaged 43.6% so far, less than the Retrievers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.6% per game.
Defensively, UMBC features the nation's No. 291-rated defense on the road, allowing 80 points per game. Loyola, meanwhile, comes in at No. 175 nationally in scoring at home.
UMBC was a 70-52 winner in its last match at home against Eastern PA. UMBC earned a 70-52 victory over Eastern PA on Monday, getting 14 points from Ryan Cook at RAC Arena.
Loyola was an 85-63 loser in its last match on the road against Washington. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Loyola was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Washington and falling by an 85-63 score at Alaska Airlines Arena.
Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Retrievers at Greyhounds trends to consider:
Loyola is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Loyola is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing UMBC
Loyola is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
Loyola is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against UMBC
UMBC home to Cent Conn State, Tuesday, November 20
Loyola home to Norfolk State, Saturday, November 17