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Loyola Greyhounds host Iona Gaels in college basketball action

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Feb 10, 7:00 PM | Reitz Arena

Iona Gaels vs Loyola Greyhounds Odds


Reitz Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host Loyola Greyhounds and the visiting Iona Gaels in college hoops action on Friday.

This season, the Greyhounds are 18-5 overall and 8-8-1 ATS ATS, while the Gaels are 19-5 and 12-10 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Loyola boasts a 4-13 on the OU, and Iona is 11-11.

View Iona vs Loyola Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Loyola in this one will find them as 2.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Greyhounds sit at No. 136 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Gaels sit at No. 130 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Gaels will win this game 83-76.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Loyola's No. 186 nationally ranked offense (67.7 points per game) against a Gaels defense that sits as the No. 289 at 72.2 PPG. The Greyhounds have been averaging 42.2% from the field, less than the Gaels have managed so far this season (50% on average).

Defensively, Iona features the nation's No. 130-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.4 points per game. Loyola, meanwhile, comes in at No. 210 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Iona, they were an 85-73 winner as they battled Manhattan on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Michael Glover scored 19 points leading the Gaels to an 85-73 victory over Manhattan at Draddy Gymnasium on Saturday.

Loyola was a 66-55 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Saint Peter's. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites. Loyola earned a 66-55 victory over Saint Peter's on Sunday, getting 19 points from Robert Olson at Yanitelli Center.

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Marist are 4-6
After playing Manhattan are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Fairfield are 3-7
After playing Saint Peter's are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Gaels at Greyhounds trends to consider:
Iona is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Iona is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Loyola
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iona's last 6 games when playing on the road against Loyola
Loyola is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Loyola's last 5 games
Loyola is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Loyola's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Iona home to Marist, Sunday, February 12
Loyola home to Fairfield, Sunday, February 12