Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers vs Loyola Greyhounds Odds
The Loyola Greyhounds will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers at Reitz Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
The Greyhounds sport records of 8-3 and 4-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Mountaineers have 4-3 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-1-1 for the Greyhounds and 0-0 for the Mountaineers.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 185-ranked Greyhounds and the No. 335-rated Mountaineers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-58 win for the Greyhounds on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Loyola's No. 232 nationally ranked offense (64.9 points per game) against a Mountaineers defense that sits as the No. 193 at 66.9 PPG. The Greyhounds have been averaging 41.3% from the field, less than the Mountaineers have managed so far this season (42.4% on average).
Defensively, Mount St. Mary's features the nation's No. 140-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Loyola, meanwhile, comes in at No. 230 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Mount St. Mary's was a 72-65 winner at home against Navy. Rashad Whack scored 18 points leading the Mountaineers to a 72-65 victory over Navy at Knott Arena on Friday.
Loyola was a 61-55 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Saint Peter's. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Greyhounds got 16 points from Anthony Winbush as Loyola ran past Saint Peter's 61-55 on Saturday at Izod Center.
Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Bucknell are 1-2
After playing Saint Peter's are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Mountaineers at Greyhounds trends to consider:
Loyola is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Loyola is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Mount St. Mary's at Indiana, Wednesday, December 19
Loyola home to Bucknell, Friday, December 28