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Loyola Greyhounds battle vs Niagara Purple Eagles highlights college odds menu

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March 3, 7:30 PM | MassMutual Center

Niagara Purple Eagles vs Loyola Greyhounds Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Loyola Greyhounds try to run the Purple Eagles off the court at MassMutual Center in college hoops action.

It's a game in the MAAC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at MassMutual Center.

Supporters of the Purple Eagles have watched them go 14-18 and 12-14-1 ATS on the year, while the Greyhounds are at 21-8 and 11-11-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Greyhounds are 6-17, while the Purple Eagles have a 12-15 mark.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Greyhounds - Purple Eagles odds would favor the Greyhounds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Loyola is rated No. 154 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Niagara is at No. 277. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-65 win for the Greyhounds.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Purple Eagles rank No. 248 in NCAA Division 1 with 33 per game. That compares with Loyola’s No. 112 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Loyola is college basketball's No. 288-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Purple Eagles rate No. 63 with 7.5 per game.

Defensively, Niagara features the nation's No. 270-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Loyola, meanwhile, comes in at No. 210 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Niagara, they were an 80-70 winner as they battled Canisius at home. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. Niagara got 20 points from Juan'ya Green en route to an 80-70 victory over Canisius on Friday at MassMutual Center.

Loyola was a 62-60 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Manhattan. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Justin Drummond scored 13 points leading the Greyhounds to a 62-60 victory over Manhattan at Draddy Gymnasium on Sunday.