Rider Broncs vs Greyhounds College Hoops Game Preview

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

Rider Broncs vs Loyola Greyhounds Odds

6-8TEAM RECORD9-5

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.

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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

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