College Basketball Matchup - Bradley Braves Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Odds Preview

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Bradley Braves
9-18 February 22, 2014, 08:00 | Carver Arena 11-17



Loyola of Chicago travels to Bradley on Saturday, hoping to boost its 9-18 record with a victory over the Braves.

The Braves sit at 11-17 (8-16-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Ramblers are currently 9-18 (9-15-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Bradley is 4-20 OU, and Loyola of Chicago is 11-14 OU.

View Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Bradley Braves Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Braves installed as -5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game matches up the No. 166 (Braves) and the No. 243 (Ramblers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Loyola of Chicago lost its last outing, an 88-74 result against Wichita State on February 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 12.5-point underdog. Loyola of Chicago got 18 points from Milton Doyle but lost anyway, 88-74, to Wichita State on Wednesday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

In their last action, Bradley was a 75-64 loser on the road against Southern Illinois. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Braves endured a 75-64 loss at the hands of the Salukis on Tuesday, despite a 17-point effort from Walt Lemon, Jr. at SIU Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Bradley's No. 237-ranked offense, averaging 64.07 PPG, against a Ramblers defense that ranks No. 108 at 68.52 PPG. The Braves field goal percentage has averaged 42.16% so far, less than the Ramblers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.19% per game.

A few Ramblers at Braves trends to consider:
Loyola of Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Loyola of Chicago is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Loyola of Chicago's last 6 games
Loyola of Chicago is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Bradley is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Bradley is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Bradley's last 20 games
Bradley is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Loyola of Chicago at Missouri State, Tuesday, February 25th
Bradley at Wichita State, Tuesday, February 25th
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