Loyola of Chicago vs. Rider CBI Tournament - 3/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rider Broncs (21-11) at Loyola of Chicago Ramblers (19-13)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Joseph J. Gentile Center)
The Line: Loyola of Chicago Ramblers -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Loyola (Chicago) Ramblers and the Rider Broncs face off on Tuesday at the Joseph J. Gentile Arena in on opening round game of the CBI Tournament.
The Loyola Ramblers of the Missouri Valley Conference are 19-13 this season and played the 138th ranked schedule in the nation earning them their spot in this game. Loyola is averaging 62 points and they are shooting 47 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.3 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. Christian Thomas leads the Ramblers averaging 11.5 points per game. Milton Doyle is averaging 11 points, Montel James is averaging 11 points, and Devon Turk is averaging 8.0 points. Loyola is 9-6 at home and 10-2 in out conference games.
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The Rider Broncs of the MAAC finished the season 21-11 and playing the 280th ranked schedule in the nation they landed in this matchup. Rider is averaging 65.4 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. Matt Lopez leads the Broncs averaging 12.3 points and 7.7 rebounds. Teddy Okereafor is averaging 11.2 points, Jimmie Taylor is averaging 10.6 points, and Zedric Sadler is averaging 7.7 points. Rider is 6-5 out of conference and 11-4 on the road.
Loyola is 4-0 against the spread in their last four non-conference games, 6-0 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a winning road record. Rider is 8-1 against the spread in their last nine games, 5-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 non-conference games.
I see this one being tight so getting 4.5 points I am going to roll with Rider.