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Greyhounds visit Niagara Purple Eagles in college basketball clash

Loyola GreyhoundsNiagara Purple Eagles
Jan 27, 7:00 PM | Gallagher Center

Loyola Greyhounds vs Niagara Purple Eagles Odds

14-5TEAM RECORD9-12

The Niagara Purple Eagles will hit the floor running against the visiting Loyola Greyhounds Friday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season, the Purple Eagles are 9-12 overall and 9-6-1 ATS ATS, while the Greyhounds are 14-5 and 4-8-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Niagara boasts a 6-10 on the OU, and Loyola is 4-9.

View Loyola vs Niagara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Greyhounds are listed as 1.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Purple Eagles rated this week at No. 264 and the Greyhounds sitting at No. 182. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 72-66 result in favor of the Greyhounds.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Niagara's No. 123 nationally ranked offense (71 points per game) against a Greyhounds defense that sits as the No. 124 at 65 PPG. The Purple Eagles have been averaging 41.4% from the field, less than the Greyhounds have managed so far this season (41.5% on average).

Defensively, Loyola features the nation's No. 97-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.6 points per game. Niagara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 88 nationally in scoring at home.

Loyola was a 65-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against Saint Peter's. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites. Loyola earned a 65-54 victory over Saint Peter's on Sunday, getting 19 points from Erik Etherly at Reitz Arena.

Niagara lost its last outing, a 71-64 result against Manhattan on January 22. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Antoine Mason scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Purple Eagles to a win (they lost 71-64 to Manhattan at Draddy Gymnasium on Sunday).

Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Canisius are 6-4
After playing Saint Peter's are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Manhattan are 5-5
After playing Manhattan are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Greyhounds at Purple Eagles trends to consider:
Loyola is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola's last 6 games when playing on the road against Niagara
Loyola is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Niagara
Niagara is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Loyola
Niagara is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Loyola
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Niagara's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Niagara's last 12 games when playing Loyola

Next up:
Loyola at Canisius, Sunday, January 29
Niagara home to Manhattan, Sunday, January 29

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