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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Loyola-Chicago Ramblers in Battle with Missouri State Bears

The Missouri State Bears hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the point spread at Joseph J. Gentile Center against the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Loyola-Chicago sat as -3.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Missouri State Bears vs Loyola-Chicago Ramblers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Missouri State Bears will look to cover the spread vs the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers on Sunday, as the Bears are 6-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Ramblers are 9-5 ATS. Missouri State is 10-5 against the total, while Loyola-Chicago is 11-3 versus the total betting line.

The Ramblers - Bears odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Loyola-Chicago is rated No. 147 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Missouri State is at No. 112.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Loyola-Chicago has the nation's No. 85-rated offensive output, at 77.39 PPG. The visiting Missouri State Bears defense ranks No. 41 allowing on average 65.44 PPG. The Ramblers FG% has averaged 51.19% so far, more than the Loyola-Chicago Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Missouri State earned a 55-51 victory over Evansville on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Jarrid Rhodes at JQH Arena.

The Ramblers endured a 87-75 loss at the hands of the Shockers on Wednesday, despite a 23-point effort from Milton Doyle at Charles Koch Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Missouri State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri State's last 5 games
  • Missouri State is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Missouri State is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Loyola-Chicago is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • Loyola-Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Loyola-Chicago's last 5 games
  • Loyola-Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Missouri State at Indiana State, Wednesday, January 18th
Loyola-Chicago at Northern Iowa, Wednesday, January 18th