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Bucknell Bison vs Loyola Greyhounds Betting Preview

Loyola GreyhoundsBucknell Bison
Dec 28, 7:00 PM | Sojka Pavilion

Loyola Greyhounds vs Bucknell Bison Odds


Bucknell looks to cover the Bison-Greyhounds pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 8-5 mark when they host Loyola in college basketball action.

The Bison sport records of 8-5 and 2-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Greyhounds have 8-3 and 2-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-2 for the Bison and 2-4 for the Greyhounds.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 89-ranked Bison and the No. 248-rated Greyhounds in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-69 win for the Bison on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Bucknell's No. 193-ranked offense, averaging 67.5 PPG, against a Greyhounds defense that ranks No. 176 at 66.7 PPG. The Bison field goal percentage has averaged 46% so far, more than the Greyhounds marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.6% per game.

Defensively, Loyola features the nation's No. 88-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.1 points per game. Bucknell, meanwhile, comes in at No. 190 nationally in scoring at home.

Loyola was an 87-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Kentucky. They failed to cover the 23.5–point spread as underdogs. Loyola was run off the court by the Wildcats on Thursday as Kentucky routed them 87-63 at Rupp Arena.

In their last action, Bucknell was a 75-61 winner on the road against Boston University. Bucknell got 20 points and 11 rebounds from Mike Muscala en route to a 75-61 victory over Boston University on Thursday at Case Gymnasium.

Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Niagara are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Greyhounds at Bison trends to consider:
Loyola is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road

Next up:
Loyola home to Niagara, Monday, January 2
Bucknell home to Cornell, Saturday, December 31