Rider Broncs vs Greyhounds College Hoops Game Preview

Rider BroncsLoyola Greyhounds
Jan 4, 7:30 PM | Reitz Arena

Rider Broncs vs Loyola Greyhounds Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Reitz Arena Friday as host Loyola looks to handle the Rider Broncs in NCAA hoops action.

The Greyhounds sit at 9-5 (5-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Broncs are currently 6-8 (5-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Loyola is 1-1-1 OU, and Rider is 2-6 OU.

View Rider vs Loyola Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Loyola Greyhounds as 7.5-point favorites 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. 190-rated Rider taking on the No. 143-rated Greyhounds in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 68-63 win for the Greyhounds on Friday.


How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Loyola has the nation's No. 249-rated offensive output, at 64.5 PPG. The visiting Broncs defense ranks No. 176 allowing on average 66.1 PPG. The Greyhounds FG% has averaged 41.5% so far, less than the Broncs marksmen have achieved on the year, 42% per game.

Defensively, Rider features the nation's No. 156-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Loyola, meanwhile, comes in at No. 262 nationally in scoring at home.

Rider lost its last outing, a 73-66 result against Delaware on December 31. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. Rider got 13 points from Daniel Stewart but lost anyway, 73-66, to Delaware on Monday at Bob Carpenter Center.

In their last action, Loyola was a 78-64 loser on the road against Memphis. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. The Greyhounds wasted a 25-point performance from Dylon Cormier in losing to Memphis 78-64 on Sunday at FedExForum.

Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Siena are 9-1
After playing Delaware are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Saint Peter's are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Broncs at Greyhounds trends to consider:
Rider is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Rider is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Loyola
Loyola is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
Loyola is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Rider
Loyola is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Loyola is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Rider home to Siena, Sunday, January 6
Loyola home to Saint Peter's, Sunday, January 6