Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers host Loyola of Chicago Ramblers in college basketball action
Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Odds
The Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers will try to cover the spread at U.S. Cellular Arena on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers in NCAA basketball action.
Wisc-Milwaukee battles the Ramblers, currently sitting with a 13-11 mark (11-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-11 for the Panthers and 12-6 for the Ramblers.
Bettors looking to go with the Panthers in this one found them listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Ramblers was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 297 and the Ramblers at No. 221 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 66-55 result in favor of the Ramblers.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Wisc-Milwaukee's No. 308-ranked scoring average of 60.9 PPG, against a Ramblers defense rated No. 43 and allowing 60.4 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 37.9% to date this season, less than the Ramblers shooters have managed so far (44% per game).
Defensively, Loyola of Chicago features the nation's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.2 points per game. Wisc-Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 262 nationally in scoring at home.
Loyola of Chicago lost its last outing, a 60-59 result against Youngstown State on February 7. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Loyola of Chicago suffered a 60-59 loss against Youngstown State on Thursday, getting 19 points from Christian Thomas in a losing effort at Beeghly Center.
Wisc-Milwaukee was a 64-49 loser in their most recent outing at home against Wright State. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Panthers got 10 points from Paris Gulley, but it was Wright State that prevailed in a 64-49 final on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Arena.
Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Illinois-Chicago are 4-6
After playing Youngstown State are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Youngstown State are 7-3
After playing Wright State are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8
A few Ramblers at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Loyola of Chicago's last 8 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee
Loyola of Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing at home against Loyola of Chicago
Wisc-Milwaukee is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Loyola of Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing Loyola of Chicago
Wisc-Milwaukee is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Loyola of Chicago
Loyola of Chicago home to Illinois-Chicago, Saturday, February 16
Wisc-Milwaukee at Youngstown State, Friday, February 15