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NCAAB Game Preview - Ramblers underdogs vs Penguins at Youngstown State

Loyola of Chicago RamblersYoungstown State Penguins
Jan 5, 7:05 PM | Beeghly Center

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds

5-9TEAM RECORD7-6

The Penguins will try to cover the spread at Beeghly Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Ramblers have watched them go 5-9 and 4-8 ATS on the year, while the Penguins are at 7-6 and 5-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Penguins are 6-2-1, while the Ramblers have a 2-10 mark.

View Loyola of Chicago vs Youngstown State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Penguins are listed as 7.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Penguins sit at No. 226 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ramblers sit at No. 200 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Penguins will win this game 63-59.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Ramblers rank No. 279 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.4 per game. That compares with Youngstown State’s No. 261 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Youngstown State is college basketball's No. 4-ranked team at 9.6 per game, while the Ramblers rate No. 342 with 3.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Loyola of Chicago owns the country's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 60.6 points per game on the highway. Youngstown State, on the other hand, rates No. 297 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Loyola of Chicago, they were a 65-54 loser as they battled Detroit at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog. The Ramblers got a 20-point effort from Ben Averkamp, who added 11 rebounds, but Detroit still managed to defeat Loyola of Chicago 65-54 Saturday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Youngstown State was a 73-67 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Cleveland State. They covered the 12.5–point spread as underdogs. Cleveland State was victimized for 20 points and 10 rebounds by Damian Eargle as the Penguins bested the Vikings 73-67 in college basketball action on Saturday.

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland State are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Illinois-Chicago are 2-8
After playing Cleveland State are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Ramblers at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Loyola of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Loyola of Chicago's last 7 games when playing on the road against Youngstown State
Loyola of Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Youngstown State
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Youngstown State's last 14 games when playing Loyola of Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Youngstown State's last 7 games when playing at home against Loyola of Chicago
Youngstown State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Loyola of Chicago
Youngstown State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Loyola of Chicago

Next up:
Loyola of Chicago at Cleveland State, Saturday, January 7
Youngstown State home to Illinois-Chicago, Saturday, January 7

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