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MAAC Tournament - Manhattan Jaspers face Loyola Greyhounds: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Manhattan JaspersLoyola Greyhounds
March 9, 9:50 PM | MassMutual Center

Manhattan Jaspers vs Loyola Greyhounds Odds

12-17TEAM RECORD21-10

Loyola looks to cover the Greyhounds-Jaspers pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 21-10 mark when they host Manhattan in college basketball wagering action.

It's a game in the MAAC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. MassMutual Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Greyhounds sit at 21-10 (14-11 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Jaspers are currently 12-17 (16-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Loyola is 13-6-1 OU, and Manhattan is 9-14 OU.

View Manhattan vs Loyola Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Greyhounds, most recently No. 114 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Jaspers, who rate No. 212 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 66-60 victory for the Greyhounds.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Jaspers rank No. 270 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.4 per game. That compares with Loyola’s No. 182 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Loyola is college basketball's No. 335-ranked team at 4.1 per game, while the Jaspers rate No. 222 with 5.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Manhattan owns the country's No. 61-rated mark, allowing 64.6 points per game on the highway. Loyola, on the other hand, rates No. 236 in scoring at home.

Manhattan was a 63-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Loyola. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. The Jaspers endured a 63-61 loss at the hands of the Greyhounds on Sunday, despite a 14-point effort from Rhamel Brown at Reitz Arena.

In their last action, Loyola was a 63-61 winner at home against Manhattan. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Erik Etherly poured in a team-high 30 points for Loyola on Sunday, as they defeated Manhattan 63-61 at Reitz Arena.

Manhattan Jaspers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Loyola are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Manhattan are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Jaspers at Greyhounds trends to consider:
Loyola is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Manhattan
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Loyola's last 6 games
Loyola is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Loyola's last 5 games when playing Manhattan