Loyola (CHI) Ramblers vs. Wichita State Shockers - 2/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wichita State Shockers (21-7) at Loyola (CHI) Ramblers (14-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Joseph J. Gentile Center)
The Line: Loyola of Chicago Ramblers +11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wichita State Shockers will travel to play the Loyola (CHI) Ramblers in a MVC game on Wednesday.
The Loyola (CHI) Ramblers are 14-14 (7-9) and are coming off of a win against Missouri State by a score of 75-62. Loyola has won 4 of their last 5 games and is currently tied for 6th in the MVC standings. Loyola is averaging 64.8 points per game while giving up 64.5 points per game. Loyola is also averaging 30.3 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game. Montel James is averaging 12.3 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game for Loyola. Milton Doyle is averaging 11.4 points per game and 4 rebounds per game for the Ramblers. Loyola is shooting 74.5% on free throws, 34.9% on three-pointers, and 43.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Wichita State Shockers are 21-7 (14-2) and are coming off of a win against Indiana State by a score of 84-51. Wichita State has won 3 games in a row and is currently 1st in the MVC standings. Wichita State defeated Loyola by a score of 80-54 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Wichita State is averaging 74.1 points per game while giving up 59.6 points per game. Wichita State is also averaging 37.1 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game. Ron Baker is averaging 13.8 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game for Wichita State. Fred VanVleet is averaging 12.3 points per game and 5.7 assists per game for the Shockers. Wichita State is shooting 71.3% on free throws, 33.8% on three-pointers, and 43.8% on all field goal attempts.
Wichita State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The under is 6-1 in Wichita State’s last 7 games. Loyola is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games. Loyola is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games. The over is 4-1 in Loyola’s last 5 home games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Wichita State is the better team in this matchup and should be able to win this game easily. Wichita State plays great defense and is the better rebounding team in this matchup. I like Wichita State here.