Mississippi State Bulldogs visit Loyola of Chicago Ramblers in college basketball clash
Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Odds
The Loyola of Chicago Ramblers will be trying to slam the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday when the teams tip off at Joseph J. Gentile Center in college betting action.
Loyola of Chicago battles the Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 3-5 mark (3-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-1 for the Ramblers and 2-4 for the Bulldogs.
Bettors looking to go with the Ramblers in this one found them listed as 8-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Bulldogs was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 249-ranked Ramblers and the No. 206-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 67-56 win for the Ramblers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Loyola of Chicago's No. 242-ranked offense, averaging 64.6 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 169 at 65.5 PPG. The Ramblers field goal percentage has averaged 43.7% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.2% per game.
Defensively, Mississippi State features the nation's No. 230-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.2 points per game. Loyola of Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 223 nationally in scoring at home.
Mississippi State won its last outing, a 53-42 result against Texas-San Antonio on December 4. They covered in that game as an 8-point favorite. Mississippi State got 20 points from Wendell Lewis en route to a 53-42 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Tuesday at Humphrey Coliseum.
Loyola of Chicago lost its last outing, a 73-61 result against Michigan State on December 8. They covered in that game as a 15.5-point underdog. Ben Averkamp scored 25 points for Loyola of Chicago on Saturday, but the Spartans managed a 73-61 victory over the Ramblers at Breslin Center.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Saint Peter's are 3-0
After playing Michigan State are 0-2
After a loss are 3-7
A few Bulldogs at Ramblers trends to consider:
Mississippi State is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Mississippi State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Loyola of Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Loyola of Chicago is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Mississippi State home to Central Arkansas, Saturday, December 22
Loyola of Chicago at Saint Peter's, Saturday, December 22