Northern Iowa vs. Loyola of Chicago - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Loyola of Chicago Ramblers (18-12) at Northern Iowa
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 5:30 pm (Scottrade Center)
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The Loyola Ramblers and Northern Iowa Panthers meet Saturday in the MVC semifinal.
The Loyola Ramblers look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, Loyola is averaging 62.5 points on 471. percent shooting and is allowing 60.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Christian Thomas is averaging 11.5 points and 4.4 rebounds while Milton Doyle is averaging 11.2 points and 4.2 assists. Montel James is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Earl Peterson is dishing 1.9 assists. The Loyola Ramblers have five players averaging at least eight points, and they’re shooting 68 percent from the line and 39 percent from deep. Defensively, Loyola is allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in six of its last seven games.
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The Northern Iowa Panthers have lost just two games in 2015. On the season, NIU is averaging 65.3 points on 48.6 percent shooting and is allowing 54.3 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Seth Tuttle is averaging 15.6 points and 3.3 assists while Wes Washpun is averaging 8.2 points and 2.8 rebounds. Deon Mitchell is dishing 2.3 assists and Nate Buss is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Northern Iowa Panthers have four players averaging at least 6.6 points, and they’re shooting 72.4 percent from the line and 39.9 percent from deep. Defensively, NIU is allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in 10 of its last 11 games.
These two teams have had battles all year long and I expcet another close game with whats on the line. Give me the points.