College Insider Tournament - Loyola Greyhounds visit East Carolina Pirates in college basketball clash
Loyola Greyhounds vs East Carolina Pirates Odds
The East Carolina Pirates host Loyola on Tuesday, looking to build on their 20-12 mark against the 23-11 Greyhounds in college hoops action at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
The Greyhounds will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 15-13 ATS against the number this season, while the Pirates are 13-10-2 ATS. Loyola is 13-9-1 on the totals; East Carolina is 16-5-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pirates at No. 121 and the Greyhounds at No. 99 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-74 result in favor of the Pirates.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Greyhounds rank No. 180 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.5 per game. That compares with East Carolina’s No. 108 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where East Carolina is college basketball's No. 25-ranked team at 8 per game, while the Greyhounds rate No. 332 with 4.3 per game.
Defensively, Loyola features the nation's No. 129-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.6 points per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Loyola, they were a 73-59 winner as they battled Kent State at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Erik Etherly scored 27 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Loyola over Kent State, 73-59, on Sunday at Reitz Arena.
A few Greyhounds at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Loyola's last 5 games on the road
East Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
East Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of East Carolina's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of East Carolina's last 10 games at home