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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Ramblers over Vikings

Loyola of Chicago RamblersPortland State Vikings
2-2November 22, 2013, 08:30 | Peter W Stott Center1-1

The Portland State Vikings hope to be lousy hosts on Friday as the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers pay a visit to Peter W Stott Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Vikings sit at 1-1 (0-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Ramblers are currently 2-2 (0-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Portland State is 0-1 OU, and Loyola of Chicago is 2-1 OU.

View Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Portland State Vikings Odds and Stats.

The Ramblers were listed as -2-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Vikings at No. 284 and the Ramblers at No. 205 heading into this contest.

Loyola of Chicago won its last outing, an 83-65 result against Rockhurst on November 19. The Ramblers grabbed an 83-65 win over the Hawks on Tuesday, behind a 24-point effort from Milton Doyle at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Portland State has the nation's No. 235-rated offensive output, at 63.5 PPG. The visiting Ramblers defense ranks No. 112 allowing on average 69 PPG. The Vikings FG% has averaged 40.57% so far, less than the Ramblers marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.33% per game.

A few Ramblers at Vikings trends to consider:
Loyola of Chicago is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
Loyola of Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Portland State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Portland State is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Loyola of Chicago home to UC Davis, Saturday, November 23rd
Portland State at SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, November 23rd