Iona Gaels vs Greyhounds College Hoops Game Preview
Iona Gaels vs Loyola Greyhounds Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Iona Gaels travelling to Loyola Sunday to take on the Greyhounds.
Loyola battles the Gaels, currently sitting with a 13-7 mark (9-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-4-1 for the Greyhounds and 10-4 for the Gaels.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 109-rated Greyhounds and the No. 251-ranked Gaels, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 77-75 result in favor of the Gaels.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Loyola's No. 244-ranked offense, averaging 64.6 PPG, against a Gaels defense that ranks No. 333 at 75.8 PPG. The Greyhounds field goal percentage has averaged 42.5% so far, less than the Gaels marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.9% per game.
Defensively, Iona features the nation's No. 301-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.4 points per game. Loyola, meanwhile, comes in at No. 241 nationally in scoring at home.
Iona won its last outing, a 90-71 result against Saint Peter's on January 25. They covered in that game as a 16.5-point favorite. The Gaels grabbed a 90-71 win over the Peacocks on Friday, behind a 24-point effort from Lamont Jones at Hynes Athletics Center.
Loyola was a 51-41 winner in its last match on the road against Manhattan. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Loyola earned a 51-41 victory over Manhattan on Friday, getting 12 points from Erik Etherly at Draddy Gymnasium.
Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Niagara are 6-4
After playing Saint Peter's are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Canisius are 6-4
After playing Manhattan are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Gaels at Greyhounds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iona's last 7 games when playing on the road against Loyola
Iona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Iona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Loyola
Loyola is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
Loyola is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola's last 5 games when playing Iona
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Loyola's last 7 games when playing at home against Iona
Iona at Niagara, Thursday, January 31
Loyola at Canisius, Thursday, January 31