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Loyola Greyhounds vs Canisius Golden Griffins Preview

Canisius Golden GriffinsLoyola Greyhounds
Feb 14, 7:30 PM | Reitz Arena

Canisius Golden Griffins vs Loyola Greyhounds Odds

16-9TEAM RECORD17-9

Reitz Arena will host Loyola Greyhounds vs. Canisius Golden Griffins action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

This season, the Greyhounds are 17-9 overall and 11-9 ATS ATS, while the Golden Griffins are 16-9 and 11-9 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Loyola boasts a 9-5-1 on the OU, and Canisius is 6-13.

View Canisius vs Loyola Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Golden Griffins were listed as 3-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Greyhounds rated this week at No. 116 and the Golden Griffins sitting at No. 143. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 72-71 result in favor of the Golden Griffins.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Loyola's No. 208 nationally ranked offense (66.2 points per game) against a Golden Griffins defense that sits as the No. 241 at 69.3 PPG. The Greyhounds have been averaging 42.3% from the field, less than the Golden Griffins have managed so far this season (44.3% on average).

Defensively, Canisius features the nation's No. 245-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.6 points per game. Loyola, meanwhile, comes in at No. 231 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Canisius was a 77-70 winner on the road against Niagara. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Canisius got 33 points from Billy Baron en route to a 77-70 victory over Niagara on Sunday at Gallagher Center.

Last time out for Loyola, they were a 69-64 loser as they battled Marist on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. Loyola suffered a 69-64 loss against Marist on Sunday, getting 22 points from Erik Etherly in a losing effort at McCann Field House.

Canisius Golden Griffins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Saint Peter's are 5-5
After playing Niagara are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Siena are 5-5
After playing Marist are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Golden Griffins at Greyhounds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Canisius's last 8 games when playing on the road against Loyola
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Canisius's last 5 games on the road
Canisius is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Loyola's last 8 games when playing at home against Canisius
Loyola is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola's last 5 games
Loyola is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Canisius at Saint Peter's, Saturday, February 16
Loyola at Siena, Saturday, February 16