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Samford Bulldogs Visit Loyola-Chicago Ramblers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Samford Bulldogs vs Loyola-Chicago Ramblers battle Sunday at Joseph J. Gentile Center as the Ramblers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers were listed as -9.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Samford Bulldogs vs Loyola-Chicago Ramblers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Samford Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Sunday; they are 0-2 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are 0-1 ATS. Samford Bulldogs are 1-1 on betting the total; Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are 1-0.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 120-rated Loyola-Chicago Ramblers and the No. 246-ranked Samford Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Loyola-Chicago's No. 93-ranked scoring average of 82 PPG, against a Samford Bulldogs defense rated No. 255 and allowing 89.33 PPG. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers FG% has averaged 52.1% to date this season, more than the Samford Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (44.15% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs endured a 105-86 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Thursday, despite a 21-point effort from Demetrius Dyson at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Loyola-Chicago got 20 points from Clayton Custer en route to a 66-56 victory over UMKC on Thursday at Municipal Auditorium.

Betting Trends
  • Samford is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Samford is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Samford is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Samford's last 13 games on the road
  • Loyola-Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Loyola-Chicago is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Samford at Valparaiso, Tuesday, November 21st
Loyola-Chicago at Mississippi Valley State, Tuesday, November 21st