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Indiana State favored by -15.5 against Loyola of Chicago on Wednesday

Loyola of Chicago RamblersIndiana State Sycamores
5-7January 01, 2014, 03:05 | Hulman Center9-3

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

The Sycamores sit at 9-3 (5-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Ramblers are currently 5-7 (1-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Indiana State is 5-3 OU, and Loyola of Chicago is 5-5 OU.

View Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Indiana State Sycamores as -15.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 103-rated Sycamores and the No. 261-ranked Ramblers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Loyola of Chicago lost its last outing, an 83-69 result against Fordham on December 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. Devon Turk scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Ramblers to a win (they lost 83-69 to Fordham at Rose Hill Gym on Monday).

In their last action, Indiana State was an 85-73 winner at home against Belmont. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Jake Odum went off for 25 points and added 5 rebounds, leading Indiana State over Belmont, 85-73, on Saturday at Hulman Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Indiana State's No. 59-ranked scoring average of 78.67 PPG, against a Ramblers defense rated No. 107 and allowing 68.33 PPG. The Sycamores FG% has averaged 50.3% to date this season, more than the Ramblers shooters have managed so far (48.2% per game).

A few Ramblers at Sycamores trends to consider:
Loyola of Chicago is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
Loyola of Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Indiana State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Indiana State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Loyola of Chicago home to Missouri State, Sunday, January 5th
Indiana State at Evansville, Saturday, January 4th