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Peacocks open as college hoops underdog vs Greyhounds

Loyola GreyhoundsSaint Peter's Peacocks
Dec 8, 12:00 PM | Izod Center

Loyola Greyhounds vs Saint Peter's Peacocks Odds

7-3TEAM RECORD4-4

Saint Peter's will look to improve on its 4-4 record on Saturday when they host Loyola in NCAA basketball odds action at Izod Center.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Izod Center.

Saint Peter's battles the Greyhounds, currently sitting with a 7-3 mark (3-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-1 for the Peacocks and 0-1 for the Greyhounds.

View Loyola vs Saint Peters Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Saint Peter's Peacocks as 8-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 152-rated Loyola taking on the No. 310-rated Peacocks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 68-60 win for the Greyhounds on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Saint Peter's has the nation's No. 285-rated offensive output, at 61.8 PPG. The visiting Greyhounds defense ranks No. 65 allowing on average 59.8 PPG. The Peacocks FG% has averaged 42.1% so far, more than the Greyhounds marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.9% per game.

Defensively, Loyola features the nation's No. 74-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.8 points per game. Saint Peter's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 287 nationally in scoring at home.

Loyola lost its last outing, a 62-61 result against Niagara on December 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite. Dylon Cormier scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Greyhounds to a win (they lost 62-61 to Niagara at Reitz Arena on Wednesday).

Saint Peter's won its last outing, a 64-62 result against Iona on December 5. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Saint Peter's got 17 points from Blaise Ffrench en route to a 64-62 victory over Iona on Wednesday at Yanitelli Center.

Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Mount St. Mary's are 7-3
After playing Niagara are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Saint Peter's Peacocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Long Island are 1-5
After playing Iona are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Greyhounds at Peacocks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Saint Peter's last 13 games when playing Loyola
Saint Peter's is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Loyola home to Mount St. Mary's, Saturday, December 15
Saint Peter's home to Long Island, Wednesday, December 19