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St. Bonaventure vs Loyola Chicago Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds
Bonnies vs Ramblers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: St. Bonaventure Bonnies at Loyola Chicago Ramblers
- Where: Chicago at Joseph J. Gentile Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds: St. Bonaventure -1.5, STBON -127 | LOYCH +104 O/U 132.5
St. Bonaventure will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 10-9. On the road, the Bonnies will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 0-6. So far, the Bonnies have been favored 13 times, going 9-4 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have St. Bonaventure as -1.5 point favorites.
St. Bonaventure will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Daryl Banks III who is averaging 16.26 points per game for the Bonnies. III is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bonnies’ offensive game plan is the play of Kyrell Luc who has hit 36.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.26 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for St. Bonaventure this season, as they are currently ranked 234th in college basketball at 70.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bonnies’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.6%, placing them 444th in the NCAA.
Loyola Chicago will take the floor against the Bonnies with an overall record of 6-12. Currently, the Ramblers have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 4-6. So far, the Ramblers have been the underdog 8 times, going 1-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.
Philip Alston comes into today’s game as the Ramblers’ leading scorer at 14.5 points per contest. Not only has Alston been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Loyola Chicago’s top rebounder at 5.78 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 10.83 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.8% of his shots and is adding 2.39 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Loyola Chicago Ramblers +1.5
In this matchup between Loyola Chicago Ramblers and St. Bonaventure Bonnies, we will be taking the points with Loyola Chicago as +1.5 point home underdogs. Heading into the game, the Ramblers’ offense has the edge from beyond the arc at 8.91 made 3′ per game. In addition, the team will look to continue doing a good job getting to free-throw line as their per game average of 12.41 made free-throws is above the NCAA average. Before tip-off make sure to get your wager down on the Loyola Chicago Ramblers to cover the spread as +1.5 point underdogs.
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