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Illinois State Redbirds Visit Loyola of Chicago Ramblers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Loyola of Chicago Ramblers hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Illinois State Redbirds pay a visit to Joseph J. Gentile Center on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers to cover the point spread in this one found them as -1-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Loyola of Chicago Ramblers sport a record of 10-12 and 7-14 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Illinois State Redbirds have 12-11 and 9-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-11 for the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers and 10-11 for the Illinois State Redbirds.

The Loyola of Chicago Ramblers sit at No. 239 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Illinois State Redbirds sit at No. 95 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Loyola of Chicago's No. 244 nationally ranked offense (64.09 points per game) against a Illinois State Redbirds defense that sits as the No. 74 at 67.7 PPG. The Loyola of Chicago Ramblers have been averaging 43.12% from the field, more than the Redbirds have managed so far this season (40.83% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Redbirds to a win (they lost 84-81 to Missouri State at JQH Arena on Saturday).

Montel James scored 28 points and added 28 rebounds for a double-double, leading Loyola of Chicago over Indiana State, 104-96, on Saturday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois State's last 7 games
  • Illinois State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Illinois State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois State's last 6 games on the road
  • Loyola of Chicago is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Loyola of Chicago is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola of Chicago's last 5 games
  • Loyola of Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois State home to Wichita State, Saturday, February 6th
Loyola of Chicago at Southern Illinois, Saturday, February 6th

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