Detroit Titans take on Ramblers in NCAA basketball test
Detroit Titans vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Joseph J. Gentile Center Saturday as host Loyola of Chicago looks to handle the Detroit Titans in NCAA hoops action.
Loyola of Chicago battles the Titans, currently sitting with a 12-8 mark (5-10-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-5 for the Ramblers and 8-6 for the Titans.
The Titans were listed as 1-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Ramblers rated this week at No. 169 and the Titans sitting at No. 152. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 76-71 result in favor of the Titans.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Loyola of Chicago's No. 276 nationally ranked offense (62.6 points per game) against a Titans defense that sits as the No. 241 at 69.4 PPG. The Ramblers have been averaging 43% from the field, less than the Titans have managed so far this season (44.7% on average).
Defensively, Detroit features the nation's No. 185-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.2 points per game. Loyola of Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 261 nationally in scoring at home.
Detroit lost its last outing, a 64-62 result against Wright State on January 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. The Titans endured a 64-62 loss at the hands of the Raiders on Monday, despite a 20-point effort from Doug Anderson at Calihan Hall.
Loyola of Chicago was a 67-55 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Cleveland State. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Christian Thomas scored 21 points leading the Ramblers to a 67-55 victory over Cleveland State at Wolstein Center on Wednesday.
Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Wright State are 3-7
After playing Wright State are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Cleveland State are 2-8
After a win are 7-3
A few Titans at Ramblers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing on the road against Loyola of Chicago
Detroit is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Loyola of Chicago's last 7 games when playing Detroit
Loyola of Chicago is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
Loyola of Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Loyola of Chicago's last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit
Detroit at Wright State, Wednesday, January 30
Loyola of Chicago home to Wisc-Milwaukee, Wednesday, January 30