The Towson Tigers (1-1) will travel to Reitz Arena to challenge the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds (0-2) in their home opener. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Friday, November 17, 2017.
Towson Tigers vs. Loyola Maryland Greyhounds Betting Preview
The Tigers won big over the Frostburg State Bobcats in their last outing, 89-45. Deshaun Morman was the games high scorer with 19 points on 8-for-10 shooting. Towson dominated every stat category in the game. They had a solid effective field goal percentage of 0.554 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 47.4. Frostburg State was 0.270 and 27.1, respectively, for those same stats.
The last time the Greyhounds played, they were blown out by the Fairfield Stags, 64-52. Andre Walker was the games leading scorer with 27 points on 9-for-21 shooting. Fairfields 0.293 free throw rate was their largest strength over Loyola Maryland, who had a mark of 0.161.
The offense of Loyola Maryland will square off against the elite defense of Towson. Since last season, the Greyhounds rank 321st in offensive efficiency, while the Tigers are 74th in defensive efficiency. The Tigers should have the edge on that end of the court.
The Tigers won the sole contest against the Greyhounds last season, 70-53. The Tigers dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.375 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.542. The Greyhounds had marks of 0.236 and 0.364, respectively, for those same stats.
Towson Tigers at Loyola Maryland Greyhounds Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Towson, ATS Winner – Towson, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Tigers rank 116th in blocks per game (3.6) while the Greyhounds rank 246th in blocks allowed per game (4.5).
- Towson ranks 39th in assists allowed per game (11.3) while Loyola Maryland ranks 108th (12.6).
- Towson ranks 14th in rebounds per game (40.1) while Loyola Maryland ranks 245th (34.1).
- The Tigers rank 68th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the Greyhounds rank 242nd (7.1).
- Loyola Maryland ranks 19th in three pointers allowed per game (17.7) while Towson ranks 157th (21.1).