Northern Iowa Panthers vs. Loyola of Chicago Ramblers - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Loyola of Chicago Ramblers (7-10) at Northern Iowa Panthers (10-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm (McLeod Center)
The Line: Northern Iowa Panthers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Loyola (CHI) Ramblers will travel to play the Northern Iowa Panthers in a MVC game on Saturday.
The Northern Iowa Panthers are 10-8 (2-3) and are coming off of a loss to Indiana State by a score of 74-60. Northern Iowa has struggled in conference play this season, with losses also against Missouri State and Southern Illinois. Northern Iowa has wins against North Carolina and Iowa State, so we know this team is capable of beating anyone. Northern Iowa is averaging 72.7 points per game while giving up 66.9 points per game. Northern Iowa is also averaging 30.3 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game. Wes Washpun is averaging 15.1 points per game and 5.7 assists per game for Northern Iowa. Matt Bohannon is averaging 12.6 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Panthers. Northern Iowa is shooting 73.8% on free throws, 38.7% on three-pointers, and 48.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Loyola (CHI) Ramblers are 7-10 (0-5) and are coming off of a loss against Bradley by a score of 54-53. Loyola is still looking for their first conference win, while three of their losses have been by a combined 5 points. Loyola is averaging 62.8 points per game while giving up 63.5 points per game. Loyola is also averaging 30.4 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game. Milton Doyle is averaging 11.3 points per game and 3.4 assists per game for Loyola. Montel James is averaging 10.9 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game for the Ramblers. Loyola is shooting 72.6% on free throws, 35.1% on three-pointers, and 42.3% on all field goal attempts.
Loyola is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. Loyola is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The under is 7-1 in Loyola’s last 8 Saturday games. Northern Iowa is 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 home games. Northern Iowa is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games. The under is 5-1 in Northern Iowa’s last 6 home games.
Northern Iowa has been very tough to predict this season, but I look for them to get back on track in this game. Northern Iowa plays tough defense, and Loyola struggles to score. Loyola is also coming off of a loss to Bradley, which is a terrible loss. I am picking Northern Iowa in this one.