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NCAA hoops odds preview - Southern Illinois vs. Loyola of Chicago

Southern Illinois SalukisLoyola of Chicago Ramblers
4-11January 08, 2014, 08:00 | Joseph J. Gentile Center6-8

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Loyola of Chicago and Southern Illinois on Wednesday, with the host Ramblers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Ramblers sport a record of 6-8 and 3-9 ATS heading into this battle, while the Salukis have 4-11 and 6-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-6 for the Ramblers and 4-8-1 for the Salukis.

View Southern Illinois Salukis vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Odds and Stats.

The Salukis were listed as 4-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

This game puts the Ramblers, most recently No. 205 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Salukis, who rate No. 229 in the latest survey.

Southern Illinois was a 66-48 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Illinois State. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. Southern Illinois suffered a 66-48 loss against Illinois State on Sunday, getting 19 points from Desmar Jackson in a losing effort at Redbird Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Salukis rank No. 223 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.87 per game. That compares with Loyola of Chicago’s No. 251 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Loyola of Chicago is college basketball's No. 162-ranked team at 5.71 per game, while the Salukis rate No. 250 with 3.87 per game.

A few Salukis at Ramblers trends to consider:
Southern Illinois is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Southern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games
Loyola of Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Southern Illinois home to Evansville, Saturday, January 11th
Loyola of Chicago at Illinois State, Saturday, January 11th