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Michigan State Spartans vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Loyola of Chicago RamblersMichigan State Spartans
Dec 8, 2:00 PM | Breslin Center

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Michigan State Spartans Odds

6-2TEAM RECORD7-2

The Loyola of Chicago Ramblers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Spartans in Michigan State at Breslin Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

Michigan State battles the Ramblers, currently sitting with a 6-2 mark (4-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-4 for the Spartans and 2-1 for the Ramblers.

View Loyola of Chicago vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Ramblers were listed as 18-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 39-ranked Spartans and the No. 268-rated Ramblers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-69 win for the Spartans on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan State's No. 159-ranked offense, averaging 69.3 PPG, against a Ramblers defense that ranks No. 35 at 57.5 PPG. The Spartans field goal percentage has averaged 48.4% so far, more than the Ramblers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.

Defensively, Loyola of Chicago features the nation's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 57 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 180 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Loyola of Chicago was a 77-50 winner at home against Furman. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Ramblers and Paladins didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Furman was handed a 77-50 defeat on Saturday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Michigan State was a 76-44 winner in its last match at home against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. They covered the 30.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Spartans and Golden Lions didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Arkansas-Pine Bluff was handed a 76-44 defeat on Wednesday at Breslin Center.

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Furman are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Ramblers at Spartans trends to consider:
Loyola of Chicago is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Loyola of Chicago home to Mississippi State, Saturday, December 15
Michigan State home to Tuskegee, Saturday, December 15