Loyola Greyhounds vs Memphis Tigers Odds
The Memphis Tigers host Loyola on Sunday, looking to build on their 8-3 mark against the 9-4 Greyhounds in college hoops action at FedExForum.
This season, the Tigers are 8-3 overall and 3-5 ATS ATS, while the Greyhounds are 9-4 and 4-3 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Memphis boasts a 5-0-1 on the OU, and Loyola is 0-1-1.
The Greyhounds were listed as 13-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 146-rated Loyola taking on the No. 153-rated Tigers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-71 win for the Tigers on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Memphis's No. 72-ranked scoring average of 73.6 PPG, against a Greyhounds defense rated No. 57 and allowing 59.7 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 47.3% to date this season, more than the Greyhounds shooters have managed so far (41.8% per game).
Defensively, Loyola features the nation's No. 41-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 135 nationally in scoring at home.
Loyola was a 66-46 loser in their most recent outing at home against Bucknell. Loyola was run off the court by the Bison on Friday as Bucknell routed them 66-46 at Reitz Arena.
In their last action, Memphis was a 72-57 winner at home against Oral Roberts. The Tigers grabbed a 72-57 win over the Golden Eagles on Friday, behind a 17-point effort from Antonio Barton at FedExForum.
Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Rider are 8-2
After playing Bucknell are 2-1
After a loss are 7-3
Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Tennessee are 7-3
After playing Oral Roberts are 1-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Greyhounds at Tigers trends to consider:
Memphis is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Memphis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Loyola home to Rider, Friday, January 4
Memphis at Tennessee, Friday, January 4