Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs. Western Illinois Leathernecks - 12/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Illinois Leathernecks (7-3) at Loyola of Chicago Ramblers (6-5)
College Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Joseph J. Gentile Center)
The Line: Loyola of Chicago Ramblers -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Loyola Ramblers will face off against the Western Illinois Leathernecks.
Loyola Chicago Ramblers come into this game with a 6-5 record and are 4th in the MVC. The Ramblers have won two out of their past 4 games with their most recent game being a 64-47 win. Through 11 games this season the leading scorer of the Ramblers has been led by Milton Doyle who is averaging 13.2 points per game and 4.6 rebounds with 3.9 assists. Devon Turk is second on the team scoring 11.5 points per game and 2.8 rebounds. Loyola will try to make it two in a row with a win against Western Illinois.
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The Western Illinois Leathernecks come into this game with a 7-3 record and are currently 2nd in the Summit. The Leathernecks come into this game winning two out of their last 4 games with their most recent game being a 77-70 loss to Chicago State. Through 10 games this season the leading scorer for the Leathernecks has been J.C. Fuller who is averaging 17.2 points per game and 5.2 rebounds with 2.2 assists. Garret Covington is second on the team scoring 17.2 points per game and 3.6 rebounds with 2.2 assists. Western Illinois will try to beat Loyola Chicago on the road.
Western Illinois is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The Leathernecks are 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning record. Loyola Chicago is 7-1 against the spread in their last 8 Monday games. The Ramblers are 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 games following a win.
Both of these teams have gotten off to decent starts with each team being over .500. I think Loyola is the better team here and being at home they will cover the spread here. Take Loyola to cover at home.