Evansville vs. Loyola-Chicago - 2/18/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (22-5) at Evansville Purple Aces (16-12)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Ford Center)
The Line: Evansville Purple Aces +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers visit the Evansville Purple Aces in an MVC college basketball bout.
The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are leading the Missouri Valley and have shown few signs of weakness. Loyola-Chicago has won four in a row capped off by an 80-71 victory versus Valparaiso as a 12 point home favorite where a 53.6%-43.6% shooting edge was decisive.
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Clayton Custer led a balanced Loyola-Chicago attack with 20 points followed by Cameron Krutwig with 18 points and seven rebounds. The Ramblers saw Donte Ingram with 16 points and six boards while Marques Townes and Aundre Jackson combined for 18 points.
The Evansville Purple Aces have struggled for consistency at the offensive end and that has hurt the team in the win column. Evansville comes off of a 47-41 defeat at Northern Iowa where the offense owned a 36.7%-27.8% shooting edge but did not attempt a free throw.
Ryan Taylor kept the Purple Aces competitive as he led all scorers with 26 points and three yanks on 11-23 from the floor including 4-9 from long range while Blake Simmons added 12 rebounds to go along with two points.
Loyola-Chicago are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall and under is 7-2 in Loyola-Chicago last 9 road games and Loyola-Chicago are 37-18-1 ATS in their last 56 road games. Over is 7-2 in Evansville last 9 Sunday games and Evansville are 8-21 ATS in their last 29 Sunday games and Evansville are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 home games.
Loyola-Chicago looks like the best team in the Missouri Valley and I don’t think Evansville can keep up…