NCAA hoops odds preview - Norfolk State vs. Loyola
Norfolk State Spartans vs Loyola Greyhounds Odds
The Loyola Greyhounds will hit the floor running against the visiting Norfolk State Spartans Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The game is being played at Mohegan Sun Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
Supporters of the Spartans have watched them go 2-1 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Greyhounds are at 2-1 and 0-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Greyhounds are 0-0, while the Spartans have a 0-0 mark.
Bettors looking to go with the Greyhounds in this one found them listed as 5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Spartans was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Greyhounds at No. 147 and the Spartans at No. 103 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-73 result in favor of the Greyhounds.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Loyola's No. 124-ranked offense, averaging 73.3 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 191 at 66.3 PPG. The Greyhounds field goal percentage has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 40% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Norfolk State owns the country's No. 179-rated mark, allowing 66.3 points per game on the highway. Loyola, on the other hand, rates No. 122 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Norfolk State was a 78-66 winner on the road against Longwood. Norfolk State got 14 points from Rashid Gaston en route to a 78-66 victory over Longwood on Thursday at Willet Hall.
Loyola was an 86-70 winner in its last match at home against UMBC. Loyola earned an 86-70 victory over UMBC on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Erik Etherly at Reitz Arena.
Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing UMBC are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
A few Spartans at Greyhounds trends to consider:
Loyola is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Norfolk State at Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, November 24
Loyola at Rhode Island, Friday, November 23