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Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs. Drake Bulldogs - 1/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Drake Bulldogs (3-13) at Loyola of Chicago Ramblers (12-4)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Joseph J. Gentile Center)

The Line: Loyola of Chicago Ramblers -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Drake Bulldogs look to turn their season around starting with a road win versus the Loyola (Chicago) Ramblers.


The Drake Bulldogs are hoping a win in Missouri Valley action will light a fire with the victories rolling in once the ice is broken. The Bulldogs have dug themselves a hole with an 0-4 start in the conference. The offense has ben an issue the entire year with that trend continuing in 64-40 defeat to visiting Northern Iowa on Saturday. This was just a two point nailbiter until UNI went on a 33-11 second half run on nearly 60% marksmanship including 9-19 on threes while Drake finished at 35% from the floor with a 3-17 effort from long range. Leading scorer Reed Timmer netted 13 points on 3-8 from the field while CJ Rivers and Jordan Daniels scored seven points apiece.

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs. Drake Bulldogs - 1/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Loyola (Chicago) Ramblers have looked like one of the top teams in the Missouri Valley in 2014-15. The Ramblers were looking like one of the big dogs until the big dog named Wichita State set the record straight with 67-53 rout on the road Sunday. It appeared that the upstart Ramblers were going to shut down the Shockers with a 28-23 lead at the intermission but the defending MVC champions dominated the second half 44-25. The Ramblers never found the shooting touch at 37% while WSU countered with 54% which added up to eight field goals. Earl Peterson paced the offense with 13 points on 5-10 from the field while Devon Turk tossed in eleven points and posted five pulls. Jay Knuth and Milton Doyle combined for 17 points nobody was able to provide some secondary scoring.


The Bulldogs are 18-37-1 ATS in their last 56 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 16-35-1 ATS in their last 52 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. Drake are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a S.U. loss and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a double-digit loss at home. The Ramblers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400. Loyola (Chicago) are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. Loyola (Chicago) has blow out potential and need to shake off the Wichita State loss...

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Loyola-Chicago -14 // line drop to -12

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