Northwestern Wildcats vs. Loyola Greyhounds - 12/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Loyola Greyhounds (1-9) at Northwestern Wildcats (11-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
The Line: Northwestern Wildcats -22 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds will travel to play the Northwestern Wildcats in a non-conference game on Sunday.
The Northwestern Wildcats are 11-1 and are coming off of a victory against Sacred Heart by a score of 103-67. Northwestern was the better team in this matchup and blew out their opponent easily. Alex Olah had 21 points and 5 rebounds for Northwestern. Tre Demps added 17 points and 5 assists for the Wildcats. Northwestern out rebounded their opponent by a total of 36-26 and had 30 assists in their victory. Northwestern is averaging 80.4 points per game while giving up 64.1 points per game. Northwestern is also averaging 39.1 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game. Tre Demps is averaging 15.9 points per game and 3.9 assists per game, while Bryant McIntosh is averaging 14.8 points per game and 6.8 assists per game for Northwestern. Northwestern is shooting 70.4% on free throws, 38.4% on three-pointers, and 48.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Loyola (MD) Greyhounds are 1-9 and are coming off of a loss to Fairfield by a score of 94-88 in overtime. Loyola was leading late in the second half but blew the lead and lost in overtime. Chancellor Barnard had 17 points and 3 rebounds for Loyola. Jarred Jones added 14 points and 9 rebounds for the Greyhounds. Loyola out rebounded their opponent by a total of 37-34 and had 7 assists in their defeat. Loyola is averaging 71.3 points per game while giving up 81.2 points per game. Loyola is also averaging 34.9 rebounds per game and 10.7 assists per game. Jarred Jones is averaging 14.2 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game, while Tyler Hubbard is averaging 12.8 points per game for Loyola. Loyola is shooting 69.7% on free throws, 29.2% on three-pointers, and 42.9% on all field goal attempts.
Loyola is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. Loyola is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. The under is 7-1 in Loyola’s last 7 Sunday games. Northwestern is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games. Northwestern is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 6-1 in Northwestern’s last 7 Sunday games.
Northwestern has started this season red hot and should be able to get the easy win in this one. Loyola has really struggled and is giving up more than 80 points per game. Northwestern is the clear better team in this matchup and I am picking them to win by a lot.