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Rider Broncs vs Loyola Greyhounds Preview

Loyola GreyhoundsRider Broncs
Feb 24, 7:00 PM | Alumni Gymnasium

Loyola Greyhounds vs Rider Broncs Odds

20-7TEAM RECORD11-18

The Rider Broncs will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Loyola Greyhounds at Alumni Gymnasium on Friday in NCAAB play.

This season, the Broncs are 11-18 overall and 11-12-1 ATS ATS, while the Greyhounds are 20-7 and 10-10-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Rider boasts a 14-9-1 on the OU, and Loyola is 5-16.

View Loyola vs Rider Odds and Stats.

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

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncs sit at No. 246 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Greyhounds sit at No. 154 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Greyhounds will win this game 73-66.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Rider has the nation's No. 88-rated offensive output, at 71.7 PPG. The visiting Greyhounds defense ranks No. 87 allowing on average 63.8 PPG. The Broncs FG% has averaged 44.9% so far, more than the Greyhounds marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Loyola owns the country's No. 59-rated mark, allowing 64.6 points per game on the highway. Rider, on the other hand, rates No. 84 in scoring at home.

Loyola was a 69-56 winner in its last match at home against Boston University. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. The Greyhounds grabbed a 69-56 win over the Terriers on Sunday, behind a 17-point effort from Robert Olson at Reitz Arena.

Rider was a 70-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Albany. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Jeff Jones scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Broncs to a win (they lost 70-61 to Albany at SEFCU Arena on Saturday).

Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Manhattan are 6-4
After playing Boston University are 0-1
After a win are 8-2

Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Fairfield are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Greyhounds at Broncs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Loyola's last 5 games on the road
Loyola is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Loyola is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Rider
Loyola is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Rider
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rider's last 6 games
Rider is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Rider is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Loyola
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rider's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Loyola at Manhattan, Sunday, February 26
Rider home to Fairfield, Sunday, February 26