Loyola of Chicago Ramblers home to Furman Paladins in NCAA Basketball betting action
Furman Paladins vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Odds
The Loyola of Chicago Ramblers will hit the floor running against the visiting Furman Paladins Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Ramblers sit at 5-2 (3-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Paladins are currently 2-4 (0-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Loyola of Chicago is 1-1 OU, and Furman is 1-0 OU.
The visitors opened as 12.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Ramblers - Paladins odds would favor the Paladins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Loyola of Chicago is rated No. 279 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Furman is at No. 254. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-57 win for the Ramblers.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Loyola of Chicago's No. 247-rated squad against Furman's No. 205-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Loyola of Chicago rates No. 167 in the country with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 285 nationally with 4.5 per match.
Defensively, Furman features the nation's No. 214-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Loyola of Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 243 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Furman was a 79-65 loser at home against Western Carolina. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Furman suffered a 79-65 loss against Western Carolina on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Colin Reddick in a losing effort at Timmons Arena.
Last time out for Loyola of Chicago, they were an 81-78 winner as they battled Tennessee Tech at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. The Ramblers grabbed an 81-78 win over the Golden Eagles on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Cully Payne at Joseph J. Gentile Center.
Furman Paladins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Presbyterian are 2-0
After playing Western Carolina are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2
Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Michigan State are 1-1
After playing Tennessee Tech are 2-1
After a win are 6-4
A few Paladins at Ramblers trends to consider:
Furman is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Loyola of Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Loyola of Chicago is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Furman home to Presbyterian, Sunday, December 9
Loyola of Chicago at Michigan State, Saturday, December 8