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Loyola Chicago vs Clemson Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 10th Betting Odds
Ramblers vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Loyola Chicago Ramblers at Clemson Tigers
- Where: Atlanta at State Farm Arena
- Date: Saturday, December 10th
- Betting Odds: Loyola Chicago +5.5, LOYCH +190 | CLMSN -239 O/U 130.5
The Loyola Chicago Ramblers head into today’s game in what will be their 10th game of the season, posting a record of 4-5. So far, the Ramblers have played 3 games on the road, with a record of 1-2. For the season, Loyola Chicago has been the underdog in 1 game, sitting with a mark of 0-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Ramblers being +5.5 point underdogs.
Philip Alston comes into today’s game as the Ramblers’ leading scorer at 12.11 points per contest. Not only has Alston been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Loyola Chicago’s top rebounder at 5.56 boards per contest. Behind Alston, the team has benefited from the strong play of Braden Norris who is second on the team in scoring at 9.56 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.8% of his shots and is adding 2.56 boards per game.
Coming into the game, Loyola Chicago is averaging 73.8, which is 122nd in the college basketball. A strength of the team’s offensive attack is their ability to knock down shots from deep. So far, the Ramblers are 61st in 3-point shooting percentage (38.2%). In terms of pace, Loyola Chicago perfers to slow the game down, averaging just 65.2 possessions per game.
Through 10 games, the Clemson Tigers have an overall record of 8-2. Currently, the Tigers have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 7-0. The Tigers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5.5 points in their favor. For the season, Clemson has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 8-1.
Hunter Tyson comes into today’s game as the Tigers’ leading scorer at 14.8 points per contest. Not only has Tyson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Clemson’s top rebounder at 9.4 boards per contest. Behind Tyson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Chase Hunter who is second on the team in scoring at 14.8 points per game. Overall, he has hit 45.4% of his shots and is adding 2.2 boards per game.
Coming into today’s game, Clemson will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Tigers are ranked 180th at 71.7 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 578th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Clemson is close to the NCAA average at 36.3%.
Free Spread Prediction: Loyola Chicago Ramblers +5.5
Heading into this matchup between the Clemson Tigers and Loyola Chicago Ramblers we have a strong lean on taking the points with Loyola Chicago at +5.5. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Loyola Chicago to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Loyola Chicago Ramblers at +5.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.