Iona Gaels vs Loyola Greyhounds in college hoops odds

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March 1, 7:00 PM | Hynes Athletics Center

Loyola Greyhounds vs Iona Gaels Odds

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

Supporters of the Greyhounds have watched them go 20-9 and 13-10 ATS on the year, while the Gaels are at 15-13 and 12-14 ATS. In totals betting, the Gaels are 14-8, while the Greyhounds have a 11-6-1 mark.

View Loyola vs Iona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Gaels as 5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 180-ranked Gaels and the No. 105-rated Greyhounds in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-76 win for the Gaels on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Iona's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 80.9 PPG, against a Greyhounds defense that ranks No. 84 at 62.9 PPG. The Gaels field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, more than the Greyhounds marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Loyola owns the country's No. 92-rated mark, allowing 66 points per game on the highway. Iona, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Loyola was a 69-67 winner on the road against Tennessee State. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Greyhounds got a terrific 26-point effort from Erik Etherly as Loyola defeated Tennessee State 69-67 on Saturday at Gentry Complex.

Iona was a 65-64 loser in its last match on the road against Indiana State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Iona got 26 points from Lamont Jones on the way to a 65-64 loss against Indiana State on Saturday at Hulman Center.

Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Manhattan are 6-4
After playing Tennessee State are 0-2
After a win are 7-3

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Siena are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Greyhounds at Gaels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Loyola's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola's last 5 games when playing on the road against Iona
Loyola is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Loyola is 2-18 SU in its last 20 games when playing on the road against Iona
Iona is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Loyola
Iona is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iona's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iona's last 6 games when playing Loyola

Next up:
Loyola home to Manhattan, Sunday, March 3
Iona home to Siena, Sunday, March 3

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