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Florida vs. Loyola-Chicago - 12/6/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (8-1) at Florida Gators (5-2)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Stephen O'Connell Center)

The Line: Florida Gators -15.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: SEC

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers and Florida Gators meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Exactech Arena.

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers look for a monster road victory to build on their surprising 8-1 record. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are averaging 77 points on 52.3 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Aundre Jackson is averaging 13.8 points and 4.2 rebounds while Clayton Custer is averaging 13.4 points and 4.3 assists. Marques Townes is the third double-digit scorer and Donte Ingram is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are shooting 43.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers have lost five of their last six road games.

Florida vs. Loyola-Chicago - 12/6/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Florida Gators look to get back on track to bounce back from back-to-back losses. The Florida Gators are averaging 94.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 81 points on 43 percent shooting. Jalen Hudson is averaging 20.9 points and 4.4 rebounds while Egor Koulechov is averaging 16.7 points and 2.7 rebounds. KeVaughn Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Chiozza is dishing 6.4 assists. The Florida Gators are shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gators are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Florida Gators have won 12 of their last 14 home games.

The Ramblers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Gators are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. The over is 7-1 in Gators last 8 overall and the over is 20-8-1 in Ramblers last 29 overall.

The Florida Gators went from looking like a Final Four contender to losing back-to-back games and losing its way on the defensive end. This game could be dangerous with the way the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are capable of shooting the basketball. However, I'm not going to panic yet. Florida is still a highly experienced team and these guys have shown the ability to blow the doors open when playing lesser teams. This is a spot for the Gators to kind of right the ship. I'll take the home team in a blowout.

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