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Loyola of Chicago Ramblers host Wichita State Shockers in college basketball action

Wichita State ShockersLoyola of Chicago Ramblers
26-0February 19, 2014, 08:00 | Joseph J. Gentile Center9-17

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Wichita State when they take on the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

The Ramblers sport a record of 9-17 and 9-14-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Shockers have 26-0 and 16-6-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-12 for the Ramblers and 11-12 for the Shockers.

View Wichita State Shockers vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Odds and Stats.

The Ramblers were listed as 14-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game matches up the No. 243 (Ramblers) and the No. 5 (Shockers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Wichita State was an 84-68 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Evansville. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. Wichita State got 26 points from Ron Baker en route to an 84-68 victory over Evansville on Sunday at Ford Center.

Loyola of Chicago was a 70-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Drake. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. Loyola of Chicago got 16 points from Christian Thomas but lost anyway, 70-62, to Drake on Saturday at Knapp Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Loyola of Chicago's No. 220 nationally ranked offense (66.5 points per game) against a Shockers defense that sits as the No. 12 at 60.56 PPG. The Ramblers have been averaging 47.24% from the field, more than the Shockers have managed so far this season (45.02% on average).

Next up:
Wichita State home to Drake, Saturday, February 22nd
Loyola of Chicago at Bradley, Saturday, February 22nd