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Loyola of Chicago Ramblers home to Evansville Purple Aces in NCAA Basketball betting action

Evansville Purple AcesLoyola of Chicago Ramblers
12-18March 01, 2014, 04:00 | Joseph J. Gentile Center9-20

The visiting Evansville Purple Aces hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Joseph J. Gentile Center against the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers.

The Ramblers bring a 9-20 record (9-17-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-18 Purple Aces, who are 12-12-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Loyola of Chicago go 11-16 so far and the Purple Aces go 12-12.

View Evansville Purple Aces vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers as -2-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Ramblers rated this week at No. 271 and the Purple Aces sitting at No. 313.

Evansville was a 61-48 winner in their most recent outing at home against Drake. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Evansville earned a 61-48 victory over Drake on Tuesday, getting 23 points from D.J. Balentine at Ford Center.

Last time out for Loyola of Chicago, they were a 72-56 loser as they battled Missouri State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Tony Nixon scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Ramblers to a win (they lost 72-56 to Missouri State at JQH Arena on Tuesday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Purple Aces rank No. 228 in NCAA Division 1 with 32 per game. That compares with Loyola of Chicago’s No. 241 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Loyola of Chicago is college basketball's No. 144-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Purple Aces rate No. 242 with 4.47 per game.

A few Purple Aces at Ramblers trends to consider:
Evansville is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Evansville is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Evansville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Evansville's last 8 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Loyola of Chicago is 0-5 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 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home