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Horizon Tournament - College Basketball Matchup - Youngstown State Penguins Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Odds Preview

Loyola of Chicago RamblersYoungstown State Penguins
March 5, 7:05 PM | Beeghly Center

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds

15-15TEAM RECORD16-14

Youngstown State looks to cover the Penguins-Ramblers pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 16-14 mark when they host Loyola of Chicago in college basketball wagering action.

It's a game in the Horizon Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68.

The Ramblers will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 14-14 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Penguins are 10-14-1 ATS. Loyola of Chicago is 17-7 against the total, while Youngstown State is 11-10-1 versus the number.

View Loyola of Chicago vs Youngstown State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Youngstown State in this one found them as 2.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 164-ranked Penguins and the No. 225-rated Ramblers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-69 win for the Penguins on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Youngstown State's No. 98-ranked offense, averaging 70.8 PPG, against a Ramblers defense that ranks No. 69 at 62.4 PPG. The Penguins field goal percentage has averaged 42.7% so far, less than the Ramblers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.6% per game.

Defensively, Loyola of Chicago features the nation's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.2 points per game. Youngstown State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 69 nationally in scoring at home.

Loyola of Chicago was an 87-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Cleveland State. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. Loyola of Chicago cruised to victory on Saturday, running Cleveland State out of the gym and running up an 87-60 score at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Youngstown State was a 72-45 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wright State. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Youngstown State was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Wright State and falling by a 72-45 score at Nutter Center.

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
After playing Cleveland State are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing Wright State are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Ramblers at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Loyola of Chicago's last 9 games when playing on the road against Youngstown State
Loyola of Chicago is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Youngstown State
Loyola of Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Youngstown State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Loyola of Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Youngstown State's last 5 games when playing Loyola of Chicago
Youngstown State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Youngstown State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Loyola of Chicago