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Red Foxes open as college hoops underdog vs Greyhounds

Marist Red FoxesLoyola Greyhounds
Jan 17, 7:30 PM | Reitz Arena

Marist Red Foxes vs Loyola Greyhounds Odds

4-13TEAM RECORD12-6

The Loyola Greyhounds will try to cover the spread at Reitz Arena on Thursday when they get a visit from the Marist Red Foxes in NCAA basketball action.

The Red Foxes will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 5-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Greyhounds are 7-5 ATS. Marist is 4-6 on the totals; Loyola is 4-2-1.

View Marist vs Loyola Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Red Foxes were listed as 12.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 116-ranked Greyhounds and the No. 314-rated Red Foxes in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-57 win for the Greyhounds on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Red Foxes is ranked No. 280 in NCAA hoops at 32.3 per game. Contrast that with Loyola’s No. 99 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Loyola is the No. 337-ranked team in the country at 3.8 per game, while Marist rates No. 114 at 6.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Marist owns the country's No. 132-rated mark, allowing 67.8 points per game on the highway. Loyola, on the other hand, rates No. 244 in scoring at home.

Marist was a 65-53 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Manhattan. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. Devin Price scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Red Foxes to a win (they lost 65-53 to Manhattan at Draddy Gymnasium on Sunday).

Loyola was a 64-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Rider. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Robert Olson went off for 25 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Rider handed Loyola a 64-57 defeat at Alumni Gymnasium.

Marist Red Foxes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Saint Peter's are 5-5
After playing Manhattan are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Fairfield are 6-4
After playing Rider are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Red Foxes at Greyhounds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Marist's last 7 games when playing on the road against Loyola
Marist is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Loyola
Marist is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Marist is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Loyola
Loyola is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Marist
Loyola is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Marist
Loyola is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Loyola's last 7 games when playing at home against Marist

Next up:
Marist home to Saint Peter's, Saturday, January 19
Loyola at Fairfield, Monday, January 21