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Loyola of Chicago Ramblers face Drake Bulldogs: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Loyola of Chicago RamblersDrake Bulldogs
9-16February 15, 2014, 08:05 | Knapp Center12-13

The Drake Bulldogs will be trying to slam the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers on Saturday when the teams tip off at Knapp Center in college betting action.

Drake battles the Ramblers, currently sitting with a 9-16 mark (9-13-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-11 for the Bulldogs and 11-12 for the Ramblers.

View Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Drake Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Bulldogs in this one found them listed as -7.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Ramblers was expected to move the line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulldogs at No. 271 and the Ramblers at No. 214 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Drake was a 69-63 loser on the road against Missouri State. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Aaron Hawley scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 69-63 to Missouri State at JQH Arena on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Drake's No. 176-ranked offense, averaging 69.68 PPG, against a Ramblers defense that ranks No. 84 at 67.68 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 45.08% so far, less than the Ramblers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.49% per game.

A few Ramblers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Loyola of Chicago is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Loyola of Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola of Chicago's last 6 games
Loyola of Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Drake is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
Drake is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drake's last 5 games
Drake is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Loyola of Chicago home to Wichita State, Wednesday, February 19th
Drake at Northern Iowa, Tuesday, February 18th