Loyola-Chicago vs Richmond College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/18/20

Loyola-Chicago vs Richmond College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/18/20 Photo by Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports

Richmond Spiders (5-1) at Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (3-1)

College Basketball: Friday, December 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Indiana Convention Center)

The Line: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers +2 -- Over/Under: 143 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Richmond Spiders and Loyola-Chicago Ramblers meet Friday in college basketball action at the Joseph J. Gentile Arena.

The Richmond Spiders look for another win to build on their 5-1 record. The Richmond Spiders are averaging 77 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Blake Francis is averaging 14.7 points and 2.2 rebounds while Nathan Cayo is averaging 14.2 points and 4.3 rebounds. Grant Golden is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Burton is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Richmond Spiders are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The Richmond Spiders are allowing 28.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game.

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers look for a win to build on their 3-1 record. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are averaging 76 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 60.5 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Cameron Krutwig is averaging 17.8 points and 1.5 assists while Lucas Williamson is averaging 10 points and 5.3 rebounds. Tate Hall is dishing two assists and Braden Norris is grabbing three rebounds. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 64.4 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.

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The Spiders are 4-13-3 ATS in their last 20 Friday games. The Ramblers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 9-25-1 ATS in their last 35 Friday games. The over is 8-3 in Spiders last 11 overall. The over is 10-1 in Ramblers last 11 overall.

The Richmond Spiders are off to a strong stat through six games, especially on the offensive side, and their only loss was on the road against West Virginia. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers got smacked by Wisconsin their last time out, but they're still off to a strong start through four games and have been quality defensively. Richmond is probably the better, deeper team, but the Ramblers play hard and have a knack for scrapping out games like this. I'll take the free bucket in what should be an entertaining contest.

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Randy’s Pick Loyola-Chicago Ramblers +2

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