Loyola of Chicago Ramblers face Saint Peter's Peacocks: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Saint Peter's Peacocks Odds
The visiting Loyola of Chicago Ramblers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Yanitelli Center against the Saint Peter's Peacocks.
The Ramblers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 5-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Peacocks are 3-1-1 ATS. Loyola of Chicago is 3-2 on the totals; Saint Peter's is 0-1-1.
The Ramblers were listed as 1-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Peacocks sit at No. 279 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ramblers sit at No. 245 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Ramblers will win this game 68-61.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Saint Peter's's No. 279 nationally ranked offense (62.9 points per game) against a Ramblers defense that sits as the No. 37 at 58.4 PPG. The Peacocks have been averaging 43% from the field, less than the Ramblers have managed so far this season (43.4% on average).
Defensively, Loyola of Chicago features the nation's No. 49-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.3 points per game. Saint Peter's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 291 nationally in scoring at home.
Loyola of Chicago was a 59-51 winner in their most recent outing at home against Mississippi State. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Loyola of Chicago earned a 59-51 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday, getting 21 points from Devon Turk at Joseph J. Gentile Center.
Saint Peter's was an 80-67 winner in its last match at home against Long Island. Desi Washington scored 28 points for Saint Peter's on Wednesday, leading the Peacocks to an 80-67 win over Long Island at Yanitelli Center.
Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing DePaul are 2-2
After a win are 5-5
Saint Peter's Peacocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Cent Conn State are 2-2
After playing Long Island are 1-5
After a win are 2-8
A few Ramblers at Peacocks trends to consider:
Loyola of Chicago is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Saint Peter's is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games
Saint Peter's is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games at home
Loyola of Chicago at DePaul, Saturday, December 29
Saint Peter's at Cent Conn State, Saturday, December 29