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Ramblers face Bradley Braves: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Loyola of Chicago RamblersBradley Braves
Feb 18, 8:00 PM | Carver Arena

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Bradley Braves Odds

6-19TEAM RECORD7-21

Carver Arena will host Braves vs. Ramblers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

Supporters of the Ramblers have watched them go 6-19 and 10-13 ATS on the year, while the Braves are at 7-21 and 12-14 ATS. In totals betting, the Braves are 13-13, while the Ramblers have a 8-15 mark.

View Loyola of Chicago vs Bradley Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Braves as 5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Braves, most recently No. 324 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Ramblers, who rate No. 285 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 57-54 victory for the Ramblers.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Bradley has the nation's No. 282-rated offensive output, at 62.6 PPG. The visiting Ramblers defense ranks No. 51 allowing on average 61.8 PPG. The Braves FG% has averaged 40.8% so far, less than the Ramblers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.

Defensively, Loyola of Chicago features the nation's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.2 points per game. Bradley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 296 nationally in scoring at home.

Loyola of Chicago was a 63-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Butler. They covered the 14-point spread as underdogs. The Ramblers got 23 points from Ben Averkamp, but it was Butler that prevailed in a 63-57 final on Tuesday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Last time out for Bradley, they were a 62-55 loser as they battled Drake at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Bradley got 22 points from Walt Lemon but lost anyway, 62-55, to Drake on Wednesday at Carver Arena.

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Valparaiso are 2-8
After playing Butler are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Northern Iowa are 3-7
After playing Drake are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Ramblers at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Loyola of Chicago's last 12 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Bradley
Loyola of Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Bradley's last 8 games
Bradley is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Loyola of Chicago
Bradley is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Loyola of Chicago
Bradley is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Loyola of Chicago at Valparaiso, Tuesday, February 21
Bradley at Northern Iowa, Wednesday, February 22

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