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Illinois State Redbirds vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Betting Matchup Report

Loyola of Chicago RamblersIllinois State Redbirds
6-9January 11, 2014, 08:05 | Redbird Arena8-7

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Illinois State vs Loyola of Chicago battle Saturday at Redbird Arena as the Redbirds look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Redbirds currently sports a 8-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-8 ATS. The Ramblers are 6-9 and 3-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Redbirds produce a 7-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Ramblers have gone 7-6 against the number.

View Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Redbirds as -7.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 205-rated Loyola of Chicago taking on the No. 84-rated Redbirds in this contest.

Loyola of Chicago was a 71-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Southern Illinois. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Loyola of Chicago got 21 points and 12 rebounds from Christian Thomas in a losing cause in their 71-67 loss to Southern Illinois on Wednesday.

Illinois State was a 66-47 loser in its last match on the road against Wichita State. They failed to cover the 17-point spread as underdogs. The Redbirds got 11 points from Bobby Hunter, but it was Wichita State that prevailed in a 66-47 final on Wednesday at Charles Koch Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois State's No. 187-ranked scoring average of 70.27 PPG, against a Ramblers defense rated No. 99 and allowing 67.87 PPG. The Redbirds FG% has averaged 40.09% to date this season, less than the Ramblers shooters have managed so far (49.6% per game).

A few Ramblers at Redbirds trends to consider:
Loyola of Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Loyola of Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Illinois State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois State's last 5 games
Illinois State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Loyola of Chicago home to Drake, Wednesday, January 15th
Illinois State at Evansville, Wednesday, January 15th