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Cleveland State Vikings take on Ramblers in college basketball test

Cleveland State VikingsLoyola of Chicago Ramblers
Feb 3, 9:00 PM | Joseph J. Gentile Center

Cleveland State Vikings vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Cleveland State when they take on the Ramblers on Friday in college hoops betting action.

The Ramblers sport records of 5-16 and 8-11 ATS heading into this battle, while the Vikings have 18-4 and 9-9-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-14 for the Ramblers and 10-8-1 for the Vikings.

View Cleveland State vs Loyola of Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Ramblers as 11.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Ramblers - Vikings odds would favor the Vikings if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Loyola of Chicago is rated No. 231 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Cleveland State is at No. 114. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-54 win for the Vikings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Loyola of Chicago's No. 340 nationally ranked offense (54.5 points per game) against a Vikings defense that sits as the No. 19 at 59 PPG. The Ramblers have been averaging 40.4% from the field, less than the Vikings have managed so far this season (45% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Cleveland State owns the country's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 58.6 points per game on the highway. Loyola of Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 339 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cleveland State was a 67-47 winner on the road against Youngstown State. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Cleveland State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Youngstown State out of the gym and running up a 67-47 score at Beeghly Center.

Last time out for Loyola of Chicago, they were a 47-41 loser as they battled Wright State on the road. They covered in the match as a 9-point underdog. Ben Averkamp scored 10 points in a futile effort to lead the Ramblers to a win (they lost 47-41 to Wright State at Nutter Center on Friday).

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Illinois-Chicago are 8-2
After playing Youngstown State are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Youngstown State are 2-8
After playing Wright State are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

A few Vikings at Ramblers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland State's last 5 games on the road
Cleveland State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Cleveland State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Loyola of Chicago
Cleveland State is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Loyola of Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Loyola of Chicago's last 5 games
Loyola of Chicago is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Cleveland State
Loyola of Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Loyola of Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland State

Next up:
Cleveland State at Illinois-Chicago, Sunday, February 5
Loyola of Chicago home to Youngstown State, Sunday, February 5