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Northern Illinois Huskies host Loyola of Chicago Ramblers in college basketball action

Loyola of Chicago RamblersNorthern Illinois Huskies
Nov 24, 4:00 PM | NIU Convocation Center

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds

3-2TEAM RECORD1-2

The Northern Illinois Huskies will try to cover the spread at NIU Convocation Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers in NCAA basketball action.

The Ramblers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Huskies are 0-2 ATS. Loyola of Chicago is 0-1 on the totals; Northern Illinois is 0-1.

View Loyola of Chicago vs Northern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Loyola of Chicago before tip-off in this one found them as 6-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 309-rated Huskies and the No. 307-ranked Ramblers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 66-56 result in favor of the Ramblers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Illinois's No. 287 nationally ranked offense (60.7 points per game) against a Ramblers defense that sits as the No. 43 at 57.2 PPG. The Huskies have been averaging 40% from the field, less than the Ramblers have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).

Defensively, Loyola of Chicago features the nation's No. 159-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 189 nationally in scoring at home.

Loyola of Chicago won its last outing, a 62-46 result against MD-Eastern Shore on November 18. They covered in that game as a 13-point favorite. The Ramblers got a terrific 27-point effort from Ben Averkamp as Loyola of Chicago defeated MD-Eastern Shore 62-46 on Sunday at Sun Dome.

Northern Illinois won its last outing, a 72-54 result against Judson on November 18. Northern Illinois earned a 72-54 victory over Judson on Sunday, getting 16 points from Akeem Springs at NIU Convocation Center.

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Tennessee Tech are 2-1
After playing MD-Eastern Shore are 0-1
After a win are 4-6

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Illinois-Chicago are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Ramblers at Huskies trends to consider:
Loyola of Chicago is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Loyola of Chicago
Northern Illinois is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games at home
Northern Illinois is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games
Northern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Loyola of Chicago

Next up:
Loyola of Chicago home to Tennessee Tech, Wednesday, November 28
Northern Illinois home to Illinois-Chicago, Tuesday, November 27