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SIU Edwardsville Cougars face Loyola of Chicago Ramblers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

SIU Edwardsville CougarsLoyola of Chicago Ramblers
1-4November 24, 2013, 02:30 | Peter W Stott Center2-4

SIU Edwardsville pays a visit to Loyola of Chicago on Sunday, hoping to send the Ramblers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Peter W Stott Center.

Supporters of the Cougars have watched them go 1-4 and 2-2 ATS on the year, while the Ramblers are at 2-4 and 0-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Ramblers are 2-3, while the Cougars have a 2-2 mark.

View SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Ramblers rated this week at No. 205 and the Cougars sitting at No. 336.

In their last action, SIU Edwardsville was a 77-74 loser on the road against Portland State. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. SIU Edwardsville got 17 points from Tim Johnson but lost anyway, 77-74, to Portland State on Saturday at Peter W Stott Center.

Last time out for Loyola of Chicago, they were a 64-61 loser as they battled UC Davis at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite. The Ramblers endured a 64-61 loss at the hands of the Aggies on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Devon Turk at Peter W Stott Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Loyola of Chicago has the nation's No. 216-rated offensive output, at 68.5 PPG. The visiting Cougars defense ranks No. 250 allowing on average 86.2 PPG. The Ramblers FG% has averaged 46.45% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.22% per game.

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville at Oregon State, Tuesday, November 26th
Loyola of Chicago at Mississippi State, Sunday, December 1st