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Loyola Greyhounds take on Saints in NCAA basketball test

Loyola GreyhoundsSiena Saints
Feb 16, 7:00 PM | Times Union Center

Loyola Greyhounds vs Siena Saints Odds

18-9TEAM RECORD6-20

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Siena Saints try to run the Loyola Greyhounds off the court at Times Union Center in college hoops action.

This season, the Saints are 6-20 overall and 7-15 ATS ATS, while the Greyhounds are 18-9 and 11-10 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Siena boasts a 9-9 on the OU, and Loyola is 9-6-1.

View Loyola vs Siena Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Saints installed as 8-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Saints, most recently No. 272 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Greyhounds, who rate No. 116 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 67-55 victory for the Greyhounds.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Siena's No. 332 nationally ranked offense (58.9 points per game) against a Greyhounds defense that sits as the No. 94 at 62.9 PPG. The Saints have been averaging 39.4% from the field, less than the Greyhounds have managed so far this season (42.5% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Loyola owns the country's No. 104-rated mark, allowing 66.7 points per game on the highway. Siena, on the other hand, rates No. 335 in scoring at home.

Loyola was a 68-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Canisius. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Loyola earned a 68-64 victory over Canisius on Thursday, getting 18 points from Robert Olson at Reitz Arena.

In their last action, Siena was a 74-52 loser on the road against Fairfield. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. The Saints were hammered by Fairfield on Thursday, losing by a 74-52 final at Webster Bank Arena in college basketball betting action.

Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Tennessee State are 1-1
After playing Canisius are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Siena Saints Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Fairfield are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few Greyhounds at Saints trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Loyola's last 5 games when playing on the road against Siena
Loyola is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Siena
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Siena's last 5 games when playing at home against Loyola
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Siena's last 9 games when playing Loyola
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Siena's last 7 games
Siena is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Loyola

Next up:
Loyola at Tennessee State, Saturday, February 23
Siena home to Radford, Sunday, February 24