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NCAAB betting line favors Crusaders over Ramblers

Loyola of Chicago RamblersValparaiso Crusaders
Feb 21, 8:05 PM | Athletics-Recreation Center

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds

7-19TEAM RECORD19-10

Valparaiso will look to improve on its 19-10 record on Tuesday when they host Loyola of Chicago in NCAAB odds action at Athletics-Recreation Center.

The Crusaders bring a 19-10 record (12-13-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-19 Ramblers, who are 11-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Valparaiso go 10-16 so far and the Ramblers go 8-16.

View Loyola of Chicago vs Valparaiso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Valparaiso sat as 12.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 134 (Crusaders) and the No. 282 (Ramblers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 67-58 result in favor of the Crusaders has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Ramblers is ranked No. 306 in NCAA hoops at 31 per game. Contrast that with Valparaiso’s No. 251 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Valparaiso is the No. 100-ranked team in the country at 6.9 per game, while Loyola of Chicago rates No. 342 at 3.7 per game.

Defensively, Loyola of Chicago features the nation's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.1 points per game. Valparaiso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 76 nationally in scoring at home.

Loyola of Chicago won its last outing, a 56-44 result against Bradley on February 18. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. The Ramblers grabbed a 56-44 win over the Braves on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Ben Averkamp at Carver Arena.

Valparaiso was a 61-53 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Loyola Marymount. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Crusaders endured a 61-53 loss at the hands of the Lions on Friday, despite a 17-point effort from Richie Edwards at Gersten Pavilion.

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 2-8
After playing Bradley are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Butler are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

A few Ramblers at Crusaders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Loyola of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
Loyola of Chicago is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Valparaiso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Valparaiso is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Loyola of Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Valparaiso's last 5 games
Valparaiso is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Loyola of Chicago home to Wisc-Green Bay, Thursday, February 23
Valparaiso home to Butler, Friday, February 24