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College Basketball Matchup - Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Youngstown State Penguins Odds Preview

Youngstown State PenguinsLoyola of Chicago Ramblers
Jan 5, 4:00 PM | Joseph J. Gentile Center

Youngstown State Penguins vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Odds


The Loyola of Chicago Ramblers will hit the floor running against the visiting Youngstown State Penguins Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Ramblers are 10-3 so far on the season, and 8-4 ATS vs. the number. The Penguins, meanwhile, are 8-6 and 3-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Loyola of Chicago go 4-4 and the Penguins go 3-2-1 on the totals.

View Youngstown State vs Loyola of Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Loyola of Chicago sat as 4-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 213 (Ramblers) and the No. 50 (Penguins) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-70 result in favor of the Penguins has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Loyola of Chicago's No. 230-rated squad against Youngstown State's No. 34-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Loyola of Chicago rates No. 122 in the country with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 139 nationally with 6.4 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Youngstown State owns the country's No. 113-rated mark, allowing 66.6 points per game on the highway. Loyola of Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 253 in scoring at home.

Youngstown State was a 65-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Illinois-Chicago. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Youngstown State suffered a 65-60 loss against Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Kendrick Perry in a losing effort at UIC Pavilion.

Loyola of Chicago won its last outing, a 63-54 result against Valparaiso on January 2. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Loyola of Chicago earned a 63-54 victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Ben Averkamp at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Illinois-Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 1-9
After playing Valparaiso are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Penguins at Ramblers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Youngstown State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Loyola of Chicago
Youngstown State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Youngstown State is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Loyola of Chicago
Loyola of Chicago is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Loyola of Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Loyola of Chicago's last 6 games when playing Youngstown State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Loyola of Chicago's last 6 games when playing at home against Youngstown State

Next up:
Youngstown State home to Detroit, Thursday, January 10
Loyola of Chicago at Wisc-Green Bay, Wednesday, January 9