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Fairfield StagsLoyola Greyhounds
March 5, 7:00 PM | MassMutual Center

Fairfield Stags vs Loyola Greyhounds Odds

19-13TEAM RECORD23-8

The Loyola Greyhounds host Fairfield on Monday, looking to build on their 23-8 mark against the 19-13 Stags in college hoops action at MassMutual Center.

This game is part of the MAC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (MassMutual Center).

The Greyhounds are 23-8 so far on the season, and 13-11-1 ATS vs. the number. The Stags, meanwhile, are 19-13 and 13-16 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Loyola go 8-17 and the Stags go 13-16 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 154-ranked Greyhounds and the No. 122-rated Stags in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-69 win for the Greyhounds on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Loyola has the nation's No. 177-rated offensive output, at 68.2 PPG. The visiting Stags defense ranks No. 48 allowing on average 61.7 PPG. The Greyhounds FG% has averaged 43% so far, less than the Stags marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.

Defensively, Fairfield features the nation's No. 73-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.5 points per game. Loyola, meanwhile, comes in at No. 182 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Fairfield, they were an 85-75 winner as they battled Iona on the road. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. The Stags got a 26-point performance from Rakim Sanders, who added 12 rebounds, as Fairfield ran past Ionan 85-75 on Sunday at MassMutual Center.

Loyola was a 70-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Siena. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Greyhounds grabbed a 70-60 win over the Saints on Sunday, behind a 21-point effort from Erik Etherly at MassMutual Center.