Loyola Maryland Greyhounds vs. Missouri Tigers 11-25-23 NCAA Men's Basketball Analysis, Best Picks, and Odds

Loyola Maryland Greyhounds vs. Missouri Tigers 11/25/23 – The Missouri Tigers host the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds on Saturday in a non-conference NCAA men’s basketball matchup. Getting our daily NCAAB picks, Missouri has struggled against the spread recently, going 0-5 ATS in their last five games. However, at home they generally play much better. Loyola comes in with a losing record but has covered in two of their last three road games.

Loyola Maryland Greyhounds vs. Missouri Tigers

Date & Time: Saturday, November 25 at 12:00 PM ET

Location: Mizzou Arena


Loyola Maryland Greyhounds vs. Missouri Tigers 11/25/23 Betting Odds

Loyola Maryland+1536+18.5 (-110)136 over (-110)
Missouri-4446-18.5 (-110)136 under (-110)

Loyola Maryland Greyhounds Analysis

The Greyhounds’ offense has struggled so far, averaging just 67.3 points per game. They are shooting only 45.1% from the field along with a mediocre 35.7% from three-point range. Their leading scorer is Deon Perry, averaging 13.4 points while shooting 34.3% from the field. While the offense has issues, Loyola plays solid defense, holding opponents to 64.4% free throw shooting and forcing 13.5 turnovers per game.

On defense, Loyola lacks size inside, averaging only 2.4 blocks per game. This could cause issues against a bigger Missouri frontcourt. However, they do force turnovers with 7.5 steals per game. If Loyola wants to stay competitive, they will need to pressure Missouri’s guards.

Deon Perry leads the team on offense, although he has struggled shooting the ball. He contributes in other areas with 3.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game. Perry will need to shoot better for Loyola to pull off the road upset.

Missouri Tigers Analysis

Missouri has one of the most efficient offenses in college basketball, scoring 78.9 points per game on 47.2% shooting. They are especially dangerous from three, making 9.3 threes per game at a 36% clip. Sean East II leads the Tigers with 15.2 points per game while shooting 61.4% overall and 53.8% on threes.

Defensively, Missouri relies on forcing turnovers, averaging 10.2 steals per game. However, they are vulnerable inside, allowing opponents to shoot 36% from three while blocking only 2.7 shots per contest. Against a poor shooting Loyola team, Missouri should focus on defending the arc and forcing mistakes.

Sean East II is Missouri’s top performer, excelling as a dynamic scorer and shooter. He will look to continue his hot start to the season, spacing the floor and providing an outside threat against Loyola’s zone defense. His scoring and shooting ability give Missouri a major edge in this matchup.

Loyola Maryland Greyhounds vs. Missouri Tigers Against the Spread

While Loyola has covered the spread in two of their last three road games, those came against weaker opponents. Against high-major teams like Missouri, the Greyhounds have struggled to cover. Missouri has generally performed well at home ATS, covering in four of their last six. With Loyola’s poor shooting and Missouri’s offensive talent, the Tigers seem poised to cover a large 18.5 point spread at home.

When it comes to totals, neither team has a strong recent trend regarding the over/under. Loyola games have gone over in three of five contests so far. Missouri games at home have gone under in four of the last six. With two teams that play at different paces, this total will likely come down to shooting accuracy on game day.

Loyola Maryland Greyhounds vs. Missouri Tigers Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Missouri -4446 

Loyola is overmatched here and Missouri has far too much firepower.

Spread: Missouri -18.5 (-110)

Expect Missouri’s efficient offense to lead them to a comfortable home win and cover.

Total: 136 over (-110)

Loyola allows opponents to shoot well while Missouri averages 79 points per game. Their contrasting styles should push this over the total.

Predicted Score: Missouri Tigers 89, Loyola Maryland Greyhounds 66

Missouri seems clearly superior to Loyola Maryland in this matchup. The Tigers offense should overwhelm the Greyhounds, leading to a convincing win and cover at home. For safe bets, take Missouri on the moneyline and spread. Using the Best Sportsbook in Canada for betting picks can also help bettors maximize value on these wagers.