Loyola (Chicago) vs. Oral Roberts - 11/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oral Roberts (1-2) vs. Loyola (Chicago) (3-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 4:30 PM (Virgin Islands Sport )
The Line: Oral Roberts -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Loyola (Chicago) Ramblers look for a win against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles in Saturday college basketball action.
The Loyola (Chicago) Ramblers look for better showing at the offensive end then we saw in Friday’s 71-57 loss to St. Joseph’s. The Ramblers trailed by nine after 20 minutes, rallied and then slowly faded at the end. Loyola defended the shot well enough with the Hawks hitting at 41% but 39.6% shooting, 6-27 on threes and 19 turnovers were too much to overcome. Aundre Jackson was the Ramblers star with 22 points on 9-11 from the floor followed by a 13 point, five pull effort from Clayton Custetr. Ben Richardson netted ten points, six pulls and six helpers but the remainder of the team contributed just 12 points.
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The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles had upset in their eyes Friday but all they got was the proverbial moral victory in a 95-88, overtime loss to Ole Miss as an eight point underdog on Friday. Both teams sank shots in the 46%-47% range with the Rebels sneaking a few more shots and free throws in to squeeze out a hard fought victory. Albert Lewis led the Golden Eagles offense with 22 points on 7-12 from the floor while Emmanuel Nzekwesi netting 20 points and hauling in a game high 14 rebounds. Kris Martin was next in line with 15 points while Aaron Anderson added 12 points and six helpers but the bottom line was nobody could control the Rebels Deandre Burnett who poured in 41 points.
These teams never play each other so they are not familiar and the trends are about useless in these tournaments anyway. This looks like a tossup and not a very attractive betting opportunity. There probably won’t be a line out until Saturday around mid morning so please check back for a pick…