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Penguins visit Loyola of Chicago Ramblers in college basketball clash

Youngstown State PenguinsLoyola of Chicago Ramblers
Feb 5, 2:00 PM | Joseph J. Gentile Center

Youngstown State Penguins vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Odds

12-10TEAM RECORD5-17

The Loyola of Chicago Ramblers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Youngstown State Penguins at Joseph J. Gentile Center on Sunday in NCAAB play.

The Ramblers sit at 5-17 (8-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Penguins are currently 12-10 (9-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Loyola of Chicago is 5-15 OU, and Youngstown State is 10-7-1 OU.

View Youngstown State vs Loyola of Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Ramblers as 4-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 231-ranked Ramblers and the No. 226-rated Penguins in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 63-55 win for the Penguins on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Loyola of Chicago's No. 316-rated squad against Youngstown State's No. 252-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Loyola of Chicago rates No. 342 in the country with 3.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 5 nationally with 9.1 per match.

Defensively, Youngstown State features the nation's No. 230-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. Loyola of Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 340 nationally in scoring at home.

Youngstown State was a 72-68 loser in its last match on the road against Illinois-Chicago. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Youngstown State suffered a 72-68 loss against Illinois-Chicago on Thursday, getting 19 points from Kendrick Perry in a losing effort at UIC Pavilion.

Loyola of Chicago was a 65-47 loser in their most recent outing at home against Cleveland State. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. The Ramblers endured a 65-47 loss at the hands of the Vikings on Friday, despite a 14-point effort from Joe Crisman at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Butler are 1-9
After playing Illinois-Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Illinois-Chicago are 5-5
After playing Cleveland State are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

A few Penguins at Ramblers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Youngstown State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Loyola of Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Youngstown State's last 8 games on the road
Youngstown State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Loyola of Chicago
Youngstown State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Loyola of Chicago's last 6 games
Loyola of Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Youngstown State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Youngstown State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola of Chicago's last 5 games when playing at home against Youngstown State

Next up:
Youngstown State home to Butler, Thursday, February 9
Loyola of Chicago home to Illinois-Chicago, Saturday, February 11

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