Loyola (CHI) Ramblers vs. Northern Iowa Panthers - 2/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Iowa Panthers (16-11) at Loyola (CHI) Ramblers (12-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Joseph J. Gentile Center)
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The Northern Iowa Panthers will travel to play the Loyola (CHI) Ramblers in a MVC game on Wednesday.
The Loyola (CHI) Ramblers are 12-14 (5-9) and are coming off of a loss to Evansville by a score of 74-73. Loyola has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently 8th in the MVC standings. Loyola defeated Northern Iowa by a score of 51-41 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Loyola is averaging 64.6 points per game while giving up 64.9 points per game. Loyola is also averaging 30.2 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game. Montel James is averaging 12.4 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game for Loyola. Milton Doyle is averaging 11.3 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game for the Ramblers. Loyola is shooting 74.3% on free throws, 34.7% on three-pointers, and 43.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Northern Iowa Panthers are 16-11 (8-6) and are coming off of a win against Wichita State by a score of 53-50. Northern Iowa has won 6 games in a row and is currently 5th in the MVC standings. Northern Iowa is averaging 69.7 points per game while giving up 64.9 points per game. Northern Iowa is also averaging 29.7 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. Wes Washpun is averaging 14 points per game and 5.6 assists per game for Northern Iowa. Matt Bohannon is averaging 12.5 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game for the Panthers. Northern Iowa is shooting 75% on free throws, 38.6% on three-pointers, and 46.5% on all field goal attempts.
Northern Iowa is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games. Northern Iowa is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The under is 6-2 in Northern Iowa’s last 8 Wednesday games. Loyola is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. Loyola is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The over is 4-0 in Loyola’s last 4 home games.
Northern Iowa is playing very good basketball right now, but will be on the road in this game. Both teams are low scoring teams that play good defense. Neither team rebounds the ball very well, while Northern Iowa has the shooting advantage. With the way Northern Iowa has been playing, I like them on the road.