NCAA hoops odds preview - Loyola vs. Fairfield
Loyola Greyhounds vs Fairfield Stags Odds
The Fairfield Stags will be trying to slam the Loyola Greyhounds on Monday when the teams tip off at Webster Bank Arena in college betting action.
The Stags currently sports a 10-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-10-2 ATS. The Greyhounds are 13-6 and 8-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Stags produce a 5-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Greyhounds have gone 4-3-1 against the number.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Fairfield sat as 4.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 116-rated Loyola taking on the No. 220-rated Stags in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 67-64 win for the Greyhounds on Monday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Fairfield's No. 265-ranked offense, averaging 63.4 PPG, against a Greyhounds defense that ranks No. 61 at 60.9 PPG. The Stags field goal percentage has averaged 43.8% so far, more than the Greyhounds marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.
Defensively, Loyola features the nation's No. 76-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.6 points per game. Fairfield, meanwhile, comes in at No. 294 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Loyola, they were a 72-58 winner as they battled Marist at home. They covered in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. Loyola got 19 points from Dylon Cormier en route to a 72-58 victory over Marist on Thursday at Reitz Arena.
Last time out for Fairfield, they were an 84-73 loser as they battled Iona on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. Fairfield got 26 points from Derek Needham on the way to an 84-73 loss against Iona on Friday at Hynes Athletics Center.
Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Manhattan are 6-4
After playing Marist are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Fairfield Stags Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Marist are 4-6
After playing Iona are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
A few Greyhounds at Stags trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Loyola's last 6 games when playing on the road against Fairfield
Loyola is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Fairfield
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Fairfield's last 6 games when playing at home against Loyola
Fairfield is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
Fairfield is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Loyola
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Fairfield's last 17 games when playing Loyola
Loyola at Manhattan, Friday, January 25
Fairfield home to Marist, Thursday, January 24