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Loyola-Chicago vs. Bradley - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Bradley Braves (13-5) at Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (13-4)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Joseph J. Gentile Center)

The Line: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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We have some Missouri Valley conference action on the hardwood, as the Bradley Braves take on the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers in a college basketball matchup. 

The Bradley Braves come into this one looking to keep the momentum going after winning 3 of their last 4 games, including a 68-62 win over Southern Illinois last time out. Donte Thomas led the team with 22 points on 8 of 10 shooting with a team-high 7 rebounds, while Darrell Brown and Jayden Hodgson each had 11 points. Brown went 4 of 9 from the floor with a team-high 5 assists, while Hodgson added 4 steals in the winning effort. Brown leads the team with an average of 13.2 points and 3.9 assists per game, while Donte Thomas leads the team on the glass with an average of 6.3 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Bradley is scoring 68.1 points per game on 43.9% shooting from the field, 38% from behind the arc and 69.1% from the foul line this season.

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Loyola-Chicago vs. Bradley - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers will also look to keep their positive vibes going after winning 3 of their last 4 as well, taking down Illinois State in their last outing by a final score of 68-61. Andre Jackson led the team with 15 points on 6 of 7 shooting in just 20 minutes, while Clayton Custer added 14 points with a pair of threes. Marques Townes added 12 points and Bruno Skokna chipped in 11 points with a pair of threes to round out the quartet of double digit scorers for the Rambles in the win. Ben Richardson added a team-high 5 assists, while Cameron Krutwig and Donte Ingram each added 5 rebounds to lead the team in that category. Jackson leads the team in scoring with 12.7 points per game, while Ingram leads the team on the glass with 6.5 rebounds per game and Townes leads the team in assists with 2.5 assists per game this season. As a team, Loyola-Chicago is scoring 71.7 points per game on 50% shooting from the field, 41.4% from behind the arc and 72.1% from the foul line this season.

Bradley is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 games overall while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 road games against a team with a winning home record. Loyola-Chicago is 21-8 ATS in their last 29 games following a win and 35-17 ATS in their last 52 games following a game where they covered the spread while the under is 7-0 in their last 7 games overall. Bradley is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams at Loyola-Chicago.

Bradley hasn’t had much success in terms of covering on the road, but let’s not act like the Ramblers have been killing it at home lately. As a matter of fact, Loyola-Chicago is a sub-.500 team ATS at home, and considering that Bradley has had a lot of success ATS in conference, I’ll take a stab at Bradley and the points on the road here.

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