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Missouri Valley Tournament - Loyola of Chicago Ramblers visit Bradley Braves in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Loyola of Chicago RamblersBradley Braves
9-21March 06, 2014, 09:35 | Scottrade Center12-19

The Bradley Braves will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers at Scottrade Center on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.

Bradley will face the 9-21 Ramblers, who own a 9-18-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Braves are 5-22 on the OU so far this season while the Ramblers are 12-16.

View Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Bradley Braves Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Braves as 0-point on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

This game puts the Braves, most recently No. 149 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Ramblers, who rate No. 277 in the latest survey.

Loyola of Chicago lost its last outing, a 75-72 result against Evansville on March 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. Loyola of Chicago got 20 points from Joe Crisman but lost anyway, 75-72, to Evansville on Saturday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Last time out for Bradley, they were a 71-66 loser as they battled Drake on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. Bradley got 20 points from Walt Lemon, Jr. but lost anyway, 71-66, to Drake on Saturday at Knapp Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Ramblers is ranked No. 243 in NCAA hoops at 30.87 per game. Contrast that with Bradley’s No. 189 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Bradley is the No. 226-ranked team in the country at 4.84 per game, while Loyola of Chicago rates No. 147 at 5.83 per game.

A few Ramblers at Braves trends to consider:
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 5 of Loyola of Chicago's last 7 games
Loyola of Chicago is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Bradley
Bradley is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Bradley is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Bradley's last 23 games
Bradley is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Loyola of Chicago