Loyola of Chicago vs. Bradley - 3/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bradley Braves (5-26) at Loyola of Chicago Ramblers (14-16)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: Loyola of Chicago Ramblers -11 -- Over/Under: 114.5 See the Latest Odds
The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers and the Bradley Braves face off on Thursday in an opening round game of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are 14-16 this season and they come into this game as losers of their last two games. Loyola-Chicago is averaging 63.6 points per game and they are shooting 42.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.5 points and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Montel James leads the Ramblers averaging 12.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Milton Doyle is averaging 11.5 points, Devon Turk is averaging 10.8 points, and Earl Peterson is averaging 8.8 points. Loyola-Chicago is 1-2 in neutral site games this season and 7-11 in MVC play.
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The Bradley Braves are 5-26 this season and they have lost five of their last six games. Bradley is averaging 55.5 points per game and they are shooting 37.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.4 points and their opponents are shooting 44.2 percent. Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye leads the Braves averaging 9.7 points. Donte Thomas is averaging 8.9 points and 5.9 rebounds, Luuk van Bree is averaging 8.5 points, and Ronnie Suggs is averaging 8.3 points. Bradley is 3-15 in MVC games and 0-3 in neutral site games this season.
Loyola-Chicago is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 3-8 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 0-4 against the spread in their last for neutral site games. Bradley is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 6-1 against the spread following a loss, and 5-16-1 against the spread in their last 22 neutral site games. Bradley is 1-4 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two teams.
This is just a ton of points for this game and Bradley covers easily.