Kent State Golden Flashes vs Loyola Greyhounds Odds
The Loyola Greyhounds will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Kent State Golden Flashes at Reitz Arena in NCAA basketball action.
The Greyhounds sport records of 22-11 and 14-13 ATS heading into this battle, while the Golden Flashes have 21-13 and 16-11-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-8-1 for the Greyhounds and 15-13 for the Golden Flashes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 99 (Greyhounds) and the No. 109 (Golden Flashes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-71 result in favor of the Greyhounds has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Loyola's No. 192 nationally ranked offense (67 points per game) against a Golden Flashes defense that sits as the No. 201 at 67.6 PPG. The Greyhounds have been averaging 43.3% from the field, almost the same as the Golden Flashes have managed so far this season (43.3% on average).
Defensively, Kent State features the nation's No. 81-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. Loyola, meanwhile, comes in at No. 248 nationally in scoring at home.
Kent State was a 73-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against Fairfield. The Golden Flashes grabbed a 73-71 win over the Stags on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Randal Holt at Memorial Athletic Center.
Last time out for Loyola, they were a 70-63 winner as they battled Boston University at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. Loyola got 16 points from Dylon Cormier en route to a 70-63 victory over Boston University on Tuesday at Reitz Arena.