Loyola Greyhounds visit Rhode Island Rams in college basketball clash
Loyola Greyhounds vs Rhode Island Rams Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Rhode Island vs Loyola battle Friday at Thomas Ryan Center as the Rams look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Rams sit at 0-4 (2-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Greyhounds are currently 4-1 (1-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Rhode Island is 0-0 OU, and Loyola is 0-0 OU.
The Greyhounds were listed as 2.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Rams, most recently No. 231 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Greyhounds, who rate No. 147 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-52 victory for the Greyhounds.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rhode Island's No. 336 nationally ranked offense (54.5 points per game) against a Greyhounds defense that sits as the No. 114 at 62.6 PPG. The Rams have been averaging 37% from the field, less than the Greyhounds have managed so far this season (46.3% on average).
Defensively, Loyola features the nation's No. 322-rated defense on the road, allowing 85 points per game. Rhode Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 317 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Loyola, they were a 67-64 winner as they battled Albany at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite. Albany suffered a 67-64 loss against Loyola on Sunday, getting 12 points from Blake Metcalf in a losing effort at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Rhode Island lost its last outing, a 60-55 result against Seton Hall on November 18. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. Mike Powell scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Rams to a win (they lost 60-55 to Seton Hall at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday).
Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Towson are 3-5
After a win are 6-4
Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Seton Hall are 1-3
After a loss are 2-8
A few Greyhounds at Rams trends to consider:
Loyola is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Loyola is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Rhode Island is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games at home
Rhode Island is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Loyola home to Towson, Monday, November 26
Rhode Island at Auburn, Sunday, November 25