Drake Bulldogs vs. Loyola of Chicago Ramblers - 2/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Loyola of Chicago Ramblers (16-12) at Drake Bulldogs (9-19)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Knapp Center)
The Line: Drake Bulldogs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Loyola (Chicago) Ramblers travel to the Knapp Center looking for the season sweep of the Drake Bulldogs.
With two games remaning in the regular season the goal for the Loyola (Chicago) Ramblers is to sweep and head in to the conference postseason with some momentum. The Ramblers have dropped back to back contests following a 67-60 loss at Illinois State on Saturday as a 10.5 point underdog. The difference in this one was the Redbirds sank shots at 53% compared to the Ramblers 42% which added up to three more baskets. Christian Thomas led a balanced attack with 14 points on 6-14 shooting with Devon Turk netting eleven points. Earl Petersen added nine points and six helpers followed an eight point, six board effort from Montel James. Overall the Ramblers received points from nine players.
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The Drake Bulldogs can take over 6th in the Missouri Valley by winning both of the remaining games on the schedule which would send them in to the playoffs with their second three game winning streak of the year with probably a more favorable match up in the opening round. Putting points on the scoreboard has been a yearlong struggle but if the Bulldogs can come close to matching Saturday's 78-43 rout of visiting Missouri State this team will be a problem for somebody. The points weren't even needed with the Bears held to 28% from the floor while their own 51.8% accuracy totaled 13 more baskets. Gary Ricks Jr. pumped in a game high 20 points on 7-12 shooting which included six bombs while Reed Timmer added 17 points and seven boards on 6-9. Jacob Enevold Jensen and Chris Caird each scored ten points while eight players found the scoring column.
The Ramblers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games. Loyola (Chicago) are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Missouri Valley. The are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. Drake are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Missouri Valley and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. There are injury questions so no line has been released so please check back...