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Point spread favors Greyhounds in battle with Purple Eagles

Loyola GreyhoundsNiagara Purple Eagles
Feb 25, 7:00 PM | Gallagher Center

Loyola Greyhounds vs Niagara Purple Eagles Odds

14-13TEAM RECORD8-21

Gallagher Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Niagara Purple Eagles and the visiting Loyola Greyhounds Sunday in college hoops action on Friday.

The Purple Eagles bring a 8-21 record (10-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-13 Greyhounds, who are 10-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Niagara go 6-13 so far and the Greyhounds go 10-7.

View Loyola vs Niagara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Purple Eagles are listed as 3-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 200-rated Loyola taking on the No. 317-rated Purple Eagles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 68-57 win for the Greyhounds on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Niagara's No. 314 nationally ranked offense (61.2 points per game) against a Greyhounds defense that sits as the No. 150 at 66.8 PPG. The Purple Eagles have been averaging 37.4% from the field, less than the Greyhounds have managed so far this season (42% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Loyola owns the country's No. 109-rated mark, allowing 68.4 points per game on the highway. Niagara, on the other hand, rates No. 319 in scoring at home.

Loyola was a 75-57 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Towson. They covered the 3.5–point spread as favorites. The Greyhounds grabbed a 75-57 win over the Tigers on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from J'hared Hall at Towson Center.

Niagara was a 61-55 winner in its last match at home against Central Michigan. They covered the 1.5–point spread as favorites. Niagara earned a 61-55 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday, getting 14 points from Marvin Jordan at Gallagher Center.

Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Canisius are 4-6
After playing Towson State are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Manhattan are 5-5
After playing Central Michigan are 1-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Greyhounds at Purple Eagles trends to consider:
Loyola is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Loyola is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Niagara
Niagara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Loyola
Niagara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Loyola
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Niagara's last 11 games
Niagara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Loyola at Canisius, Sunday, February 27
Niagara home to Manhattan, Sunday, February 27