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Greyhounds open as college hoops underdog vs Gaels

Loyola GreyhoundsIona Gaels
Jan 15, 3:30 PM | Hynes Athletics Center

Loyola Greyhounds vs Iona Gaels Odds

12-4TEAM RECORD13-4

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Loyola when they take on the Gaels on Sunday in college hoops betting action.

The Greyhounds will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 4-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Gaels are 7-8 ATS. Loyola is 4-6 on the totals; Iona is 9-6.

View Loyola vs Iona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Greyhounds are listed as 12-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 148-rated Gaels and the No. 229-ranked Greyhounds, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 84-76 result in favor of the Gaels.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Iona's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 85.1 PPG, against a Greyhounds defense that ranks No. 146 at 65.8 PPG. The Gaels field goal percentage has averaged 50.1% so far, more than the Greyhounds marksmen have achieved on the year, 42% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Loyola owns the country's No. 78-rated mark, allowing 65.9 points per game on the highway. Iona, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Loyola was a 66-63 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Fairfield. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Greyhounds got 17 points from Erik Etherly as Loyola ran past Fairfield 66-63 on Friday at Webster Bank Arena.

Iona was a 75-72 loser in their most recent outing at home against Manhattan. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites. Michael Glover scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Gaels to a win (they lost 75-72 to Manhattan at Hynes Athletics Center on Thursday).

Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Siena are 5-5
After playing Fairfield are 2-8
After a win are 8-2

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Rider are 5-5
After playing Manhattan are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Greyhounds at Gaels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola's last 5 games when playing on the road against Iona
Loyola is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Loyola is 2-17 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Iona
Iona is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Loyola
Iona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iona's last 6 games when playing Loyola
Iona is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
Loyola home to Siena, Thursday, January 19
Iona home to Rider, Friday, January 20

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