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Butler Bulldogs home to Ramblers in NCAAB betting action

Loyola of Chicago RamblersButler Bulldogs
Feb 14, 7:00 PM | Hinkle Fieldhouse

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Butler Bulldogs Odds

6-18TEAM RECORD15-12

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Loyola of Chicago when they take on the Bulldogs on Tuesday in college hoops betting action.

Butler will face the 6-18 Ramblers, who own a 9-13 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 12-12 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Ramblers are 7-15 favoring the OVER.

View Loyola of Chicago vs Butler Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bulldogs installed as 14.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 115-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 285-rated Ramblers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 61-54 win for the Bulldogs on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Butler's No. 276 nationally ranked offense (62.9 points per game) against a Ramblers defense that sits as the No. 51 at 61.8 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 40% from the field, less than the Ramblers have managed so far this season (41.1% on average).

Defensively, Loyola of Chicago features the nation's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.1 points per game. Butler, meanwhile, comes in at No. 300 nationally in scoring at home.

Loyola of Chicago was a 78-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Illinois-Chicago. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Ramblers got 17 points from Ben Averkamp as Loyola of Chicago ran past Illinois-Chicago 78-69 on Saturday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Butler won its last outing, a 52-49 result against Cleveland State on February 11. They covered in that game as a 6-point underdog. The Bulldogs grabbed a 52-49 win over the Vikings on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Roosevelt Jones at Wolstein Center.

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Bradley are 6-4
After playing Illinois-Chicago are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Indiana State are 6-4
After playing Cleveland State are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Ramblers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Loyola of Chicago's last 11 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 2-18 SU in its last 20 games when playing on the road against Butler
Loyola of Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Loyola of Chicago
Butler is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Loyola of Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Butler's last 5 games when playing Loyola of Chicago
Butler is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Loyola of Chicago at Bradley, Saturday, February 18
Butler home to Indiana State, Saturday, February 18

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