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Terriers open as college hoops underdog vs Greyhounds

Boston University TerriersLoyola Greyhounds
Feb 19, 12:00 PM | Reitz Arena

Boston University Terriers vs Loyola Greyhounds Odds

14-14TEAM RECORD19-7

The Boston University Terriers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Greyhounds in Loyola at Reitz Arena on Sunday in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Terriers have watched them go 14-14 and 4-2 ATS on the year, while the Greyhounds are at 19-7 and 9-10-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Greyhounds are 5-15, while the Terriers have a 3-2 mark.

View Boston University vs Loyola Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Terriers listed as 7.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Greyhounds - Terriers odds would favor the Greyhounds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Loyola is rated No. 167 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Boston University is at No. 191. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-65 win for the Greyhounds.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Loyola's No. 190-ranked scoring average of 67.3 PPG, against a Terriers defense rated No. 105 and allowing 64.5 PPG. The Greyhounds FG% has averaged 41.7% to date this season, less than the Terriers shooters have managed so far (42.5% per game).

Defensively, Boston University features the nation's No. 85-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.1 points per game. Loyola, meanwhile, comes in at No. 209 nationally in scoring at home.

Boston University was a 56-54 loser in its last match at home against New Hampshire. The Terriers got 20 points from Darryl Partin, but it was New Hampshire that prevailed in a 56-54 final on Wednesday at Case Gymnasium.

Loyola was a 72-54 loser in its last match on the road against Marist. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Greyhounds got 16 points from Shane Walker, but it was Marist that prevailed in a 72-54 final on Wednesday at McCann Field House.

Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Rider are 7-3
After playing Marist are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Terriers at Greyhounds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Loyola's last 10 games
Loyola is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Loyola's last 5 games at home
Loyola is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Boston University at UMBC, Wednesday, February 22
Loyola at Rider, Friday, February 24