NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Saints underdogs vs Greyhounds at Loyola
Siena Saints vs Loyola Greyhounds Odds
The Loyola Greyhounds will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Siena Saints at Reitz Arena on Friday in NCAA hoops play.
This season, the Greyhounds are 16-8 overall and 11-7 ATS ATS, while the Saints are 6-17 and 6-13 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Loyola boasts a 8-4-1 on the OU, and Siena is 7-8.
The Saints were listed as 14.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 113-rated Greyhounds and the No. 282-ranked Saints, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 67-56 result in favor of the Greyhounds.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Loyola has the nation's No. 203-rated offensive output, at 66.5 PPG. The visiting Saints defense ranks No. 201 allowing on average 67.3 PPG. The Greyhounds FG% has averaged 42.3% so far, more than the Saints marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.5% per game.
Defensively, Siena features the nation's No. 182-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.2 points per game. Loyola, meanwhile, comes in at No. 227 nationally in scoring at home.
Siena lost its last outing, a 64-54 result against Fairfield on February 4. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point underdog. Siena got 15 points from O.D. Anosike but lost anyway, 64-54, to Fairfield on Monday at Times Union Center.
In their last action, Loyola was an 89-87 winner on the road against Niagara. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Greyhounds grabbed an 89-87 win over the Purple Eagles on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Robert Olson at Gallagher Center.
Siena Saints Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Saint Peter's are 7-3
After playing Fairfield are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8
Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Marist are 5-5
After playing Niagara are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Saints at Greyhounds trends to consider:
Siena is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Loyola
Siena is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Loyola
Siena is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Siena is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Loyola is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola's last 5 games at home
Loyola is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Siena
Siena at Saint Peter's, Sunday, February 10
Loyola at Marist, Sunday, February 10