Evansville Purple Aces vs. Loyola of Chicago Ramblers - 1/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Loyola of Chicago Ramblers (8-10) at Evansville Purple Aces (16-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Ford Center)
The Line: Evansville Purple Aces -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers look to slowdown the Evansville Purple Aces Tuesday.
The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are in need of some momentum which translates in to a few wins. After dropping five straight the Ramblers got in to the win column with a 51-41 victory at Northern Iowa. A 32-19 second half did the trick as a 12 point road dog with their defense playing a huge role by limiting the Panthers to only 27% shooting. That made the 42.6% accuracy of Loyola-Chicago a winning performance with seven more field goals. Montel James gave the Ramblers 14 points and 12 rebounds with Milton Doyle tossing in 12 points. Ben Richardson netted ten points while four others combined for 15 points.
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The Evansville Purple Aces were labeled as a team to watch and at 16-3 the experts might be right on this one. After suffering a narrow loss to Wichita State the Purple Aces have responded with three consecutive wins capped off by a 66-55 victory at Illinois State. Evansville took a six point lead at the half and slowly pulled away with the defense holding the Redbirds to a mere 30.7%. The Purple Aces sank half their looks and totaled 14 more free throws to negate a whopping 29 more Redbirds shots. DJ Ballentine led all scorers with 25 points with a 13 points 20 rebound performance from Egidijus Mockevicius. Jaylon Brown and Adam Wing combined for 21 points and eight boards but the rest of the mustered just seven points.
The under is 6-2 in Loyola-Chicago last 8 road games and Loyola-Chicago are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall while going 15-7 ATS in their last 22 road games. Evansville are 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 Tuesday games. Whoever controls the pace covers so look for the Ramblers to try and slow things while the Purple Aces will run and gun…