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Missouri Valley Tournament - Indiana State Sycamores vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Preview

Loyola of Chicago RamblersIndiana State Sycamores
10-21March 07, 2014, 07:05 | Scottrade Center21-9

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Indiana State and Loyola of Chicago on Friday, with the host Sycamores trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Ramblers will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 10-18-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Sycamores are 11-17 ATS. Loyola of Chicago is 13-16 against the total, while Indiana State is 12-13-1 versus the number.

View Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds and Stats.

This game matches up the No. 213 (Sycamores) and the No. 277 (Ramblers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for Loyola of Chicago, they were a 74-72 winner as they battled Bradley on the road. They covered in the match as a 3-point underdog. Milton Doyle scored 19 points leading the Ramblers to a 74-72 victory over Bradley at Scottrade Center on Thursday.

Indiana State was a 71-69 loser in its last match at home against Northern Iowa. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Sycamores endured a 71-69 loss at the hands of the Panthers on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Jake Odum at Hulman Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana State's No. 135 nationally ranked offense (71.3 points per game) against a Ramblers defense that sits as the No. 104 at 68.52 PPG. The Sycamores have been averaging 45.33% from the field, less than the Ramblers have managed so far this season (46.63% on average).