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.


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