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Tennessee State Tigers vs Loyola Greyhounds Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

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Feb 23, 8:00 PM | Gentry Complex

Loyola Greyhounds vs Tennessee State Tigers Odds

19-9TEAM RECORD16-11

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Tennessee State Tigers try to run the Loyola Greyhounds off the court at Gentry Complex in college hoops action.

The Tigers currently sports a 16-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-9-1 ATS. The Greyhounds are 19-9 and 12-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tigers produce a 13-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Greyhounds have gone 10-6-1 against the number.

View Loyola vs Tennessee State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Tennessee State Tigers as 2.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 74 and the Greyhounds at No. 105 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-69 result in favor of the Greyhounds.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tennessee State has the nation's No. 128-rated offensive output, at 69.4 PPG. The visiting Greyhounds defense ranks No. 86 allowing on average 62.7 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 43.4% so far, more than the Greyhounds marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.

Defensively, Loyola features the nation's No. 88-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.9 points per game. Tennessee State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 59 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Loyola was an 80-57 winner on the road against Siena. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Greyhounds and Saints didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Siena was handed an 80-57 defeat on Saturday at Times Union Center.

Tennessee State was an 83-73 winner in their most recent outing on the road against SIU Edwardsville. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Kellen Thornton scored 22 points leading the Tigers to an 83-73 victory over SIU Edwardsville at Vadalabene Center on Wednesday.

Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Iona are 5-5
After playing Siena are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Morehead State are 4-6
After playing SIU Edwardsville are 0-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Greyhounds at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Loyola's last 6 games on the road
Loyola is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Tennessee State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tennessee State's last 10 games
Tennessee State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee State's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Loyola at Iona, Friday, March 1
Tennessee State home to Morehead State, Thursday, February 28