Loyola of Chicago Ramblers visit Cleveland State Vikings in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds
The Cleveland State Vikings will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers at Wolstein Center on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.
The Ramblers will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 8-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Vikings are 6-10 ATS. Loyola of Chicago is 7-5 on the totals; Cleveland State is 4-7-1.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Vikings as 1.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 305-rated Vikings and the No. 169-ranked Ramblers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 67-59 result in favor of the Ramblers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Ramblers is ranked No. 203 in NCAA hoops at 34.4 per game. Contrast that with Cleveland State’s No. 312 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Cleveland State is the No. 145-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Loyola of Chicago rates No. 168 at 6.2 per game.
Defensively, Loyola of Chicago features the nation's No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.2 points per game. Cleveland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 131 nationally in scoring at home.
Loyola of Chicago was a 66-63 winner in its last match on the road against Chicago State. The Ramblers grabbed a 66-63 win over the Cougars on Sunday, behind an 18 -point effort from Ben Averkamp at Jones Convocation Center.
Cleveland State was a 77-50 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wisc-Green Bay. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Cleveland State was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Wisc-Green Bay and falling by a 77-50 score at Resch Center.
Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Chicago State are 4-3
After a win are 7-3
Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Youngstown State are 6-4
After playing Wisc-Green Bay are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
A few Ramblers at Vikings trends to consider:
Loyola of Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Loyola of Chicago's last 9 games when playing on the road against Cleveland State
Loyola of Chicago is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland State
Cleveland State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Loyola of Chicago
Cleveland State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Loyola of Chicago
Cleveland State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland State's last 7 games
Loyola of Chicago home to Detroit, Saturday, January 26
Cleveland State at Youngstown State, Saturday, January 26