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Loyola Greyhounds vs Rider Broncs Odds
The visiting Loyola Greyhounds hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at Alumni Gymnasium against the Rider Broncs.
The Broncs sit at 8-9 (8-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Greyhounds are currently 12-5 (7-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Rider is 5-6 OU, and Loyola is 4-1-1 OU.
Bettors looking to go with the Broncs in this one found them listed as 1.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Greyhounds was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 125-rated Loyola taking on the No. 160-rated Broncs in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 69-64 win for the Greyhounds on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Rider has the nation's No. 236-rated offensive output, at 65.3 PPG. The visiting Greyhounds defense ranks No. 64 allowing on average 60.9 PPG. The Broncs FG% has averaged 42.9% so far, more than the Greyhounds marksmen have achieved on the year, 42% per game.
Defensively, Loyola features the nation's No. 75-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.7 points per game. Rider, meanwhile, comes in at No. 325 nationally in scoring at home.
Loyola was a 63-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Fairfield. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The Greyhounds got 20 points from Erik Etherly as Loyola ran past Fairfield 63-58 on Friday at Reitz Arena.
In their last action, Rider was a 69-60 winner on the road against Manhattan. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. Daniel Stewart scored 22 points and helped out with 16 rebounds for Rider on Thursday, leading the Broncs to a 69-60 victory over Manhattan at Draddy Gymnasium.
Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Marist are 5-5
After playing Fairfield are 1-9
After a win are 8-2
Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Saint Peter's are 9-1
After playing Manhattan are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Greyhounds at Broncs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola's last 6 games when playing on the road against Rider
Loyola is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Rider
Rider is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Loyola
Rider is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rider's last 6 games when playing Loyola
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rider's last 6 games when playing at home against Loyola
Loyola home to Marist, Thursday, January 17
Rider at Saint Peter's, Thursday, January 17