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Northern Illinois Huskies host Loyola of Chicago Ramblers in college basketball action

Loyola of Chicago RamblersNorthern Illinois Huskies
Nov 24, 4:00 PM | NIU Convocation Center

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds


The Northern Illinois Huskies will try to cover the spread at NIU Convocation Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers in NCAA basketball action.

The Ramblers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Huskies are 0-2 ATS. Loyola of Chicago is 0-1 on the totals; Northern Illinois is 0-1.

View Loyola of Chicago vs Northern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Loyola of Chicago before tip-off in this one found them as 6-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 309-rated Huskies and the No. 307-ranked Ramblers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 66-56 result in favor of the Ramblers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Illinois's No. 287 nationally ranked offense (60.7 points per game) against a Ramblers defense that sits as the No. 43 at 57.2 PPG. The Huskies have been averaging 40% from the field, less than the Ramblers have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).

Defensively, Loyola of Chicago features the nation's No. 159-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 189 nationally in scoring at home.

Loyola of Chicago won its last outing, a 62-46 result against MD-Eastern Shore on November 18. They covered in that game as a 13-point favorite. The Ramblers got a terrific 27-point effort from Ben Averkamp as Loyola of Chicago defeated MD-Eastern Shore 62-46 on Sunday at Sun Dome.

Northern Illinois won its last outing, a 72-54 result against Judson on November 18. Northern Illinois earned a 72-54 victory over Judson on Sunday, getting 16 points from Akeem Springs at NIU Convocation Center.

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Tennessee Tech are 2-1
After playing MD-Eastern Shore are 0-1
After a win are 4-6

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Illinois-Chicago are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Ramblers at Huskies trends to consider:
Loyola of Chicago is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Loyola of Chicago
Northern Illinois is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games at home
Northern Illinois is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games
Northern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Loyola of Chicago

Next up:
Loyola of Chicago home to Tennessee Tech, Wednesday, November 28
Northern Illinois home to Illinois-Chicago, Tuesday, November 27