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Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Betting Matchup Report

Wisc-Milwaukee PanthersLoyola of Chicago Ramblers
8-24November 08, 2013, 08:00 | Joseph J. Gentile Center15-16

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Loyola of Chicago vs Wisc-Milwaukee battle Friday at Joseph J. Gentile Center as the Ramblers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Loyola of Chicago battles the Panthers, currently sitting with a 8-24 mark (11-18-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 17-8 for the Ramblers and 13-13 for the Panthers.

View Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Ramblers in this one found them listed as -5.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Friday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Panthers was expected to move the line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Ramblers rated this week at No. 213 and the Panthers sitting at No. 312.

In their last action, Wisc-Milwaukee was a 62-46 loser on the road against Wisc-Green Bay. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. The Panthers endured a 62-46 loss at the hands of the Phoenix on Tuesday, despite a 14-point effort from Paris Gulley at Resch Center.

Loyola of Chicago lost its last outing, a 62-60 result against Youngstown State on March 5. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Christian Thomas scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Ramblers to a win (they lost 62-60 to Youngstown State at Beeghly Center on Tuesday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Panthers rank No. 172 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.25 per game. That compares with Loyola of Chicago’s No. 173 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Loyola of Chicago is college basketball's No. 140-ranked team at 5.94 per game, while the Panthers rate No. 69 with 6.97 per game.

A few Panthers at Ramblers trends to consider:
Wisc-Milwaukee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Wisc-Milwaukee is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 7 games
Wisc-Milwaukee is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Loyola of Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Loyola of Chicago's last 13 games
Loyola of Chicago is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Wisc-Milwaukee at Davidson, Monday, November 11th
Loyola of Chicago at Tennessee Tech, Tuesday, November 12th