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Loyola Greyhounds vs Niagara Purple Eagles Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

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Dec 5, 7:30 PM | Reitz Arena

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Loyola Greyhounds Odds

2-5TEAM RECORD7-2

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Loyola vs Niagara battle Wednesday at Reitz Arena as the Greyhounds look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Greyhounds currently sports a 7-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-2 ATS. The Purple Eagles are 2-5 and 0-4-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Greyhounds produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Purple Eagles have gone 0-2 against the number.

View Niagara vs Loyola Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Loyola opened as 5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 233-rated Niagara taking on the No. 152-rated Greyhounds in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-66 win for the Greyhounds on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Loyola's No. 94-rated squad against Niagara's No. 149-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Loyola rates No. 280 in the country with 4.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 28 nationally with 8.4 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Niagara owns the country's No. 323-rated mark, allowing 82.8 points per game on the highway. Loyola, on the other hand, rates No. 210 in scoring at home.

Niagara lost its last outing, a 66-64 result against Central Michigan on December 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Niagara got 24 points from Antoine Mason but lost anyway, 66-64, to Central Michigan on Sunday at McGuirk Arena.

Last time out for Loyola, they were a 65-50 loser as they battled Florida Gulf Coast on the road. Loyola got 17 points from Jordan Latham but lost anyway, 65-50, to Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday at Alico Arena.

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 6-4
After playing Central Michigan are 1-2
After a loss are 5-5

Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Saint Peter's are 6-4
After playing Florida Gulf Coast are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3

A few Purple Eagles at Greyhounds trends to consider:
Niagara is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Loyola
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Niagara's last 7 games when playing on the road against Loyola
Niagara is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Niagara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Loyola is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Loyola is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Loyola's last 7 games when playing at home against Niagara
Loyola is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing Niagara

Next up:
Niagara at Buffalo, Saturday, December 8
Loyola home to Saint Peter's, Saturday, December 8