Illinois State Redbirds (3-4) at Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (5-2)
College Basketball: Monday, December 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Joseph J. Gentile Center)
The Line: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers -17 -- Over/Under: 138.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Illinois State Redbirds and Loyola-Chicago Ramblers meet Monday in college basketball action at the Joseph J. Gentile Arena.
The Illinois State Redbirds look for a win here to get back to a .500 record. The Illinois State Redbirds are averaging 91.3 points on 52.4 percent shooting and allowing 82.3 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Josiah Strong is averaging 14 points and five assists while DJ Horne is averaging 13.5 points and 3.2 assists. Antonio Reeves is the third double-digit scorer and Dusan Mahorcic is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Illinois State Redbirds are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 63.4 percent from the free throw line. The Illinois State Redbirds are allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.2 rebounds per game.
The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers look for another win to build on their 5-2 record. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are averaging 78.2 points on 53 percent shooting and allowing 62 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Cameron Krutwig is averaging 17 points and 1.6 assists while Jacob Hutson is averaging 15 points and two rebounds. Tate Hall is the third double-digit scorer and Braden Norris is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are shooting 41.8 percent from beyond the arc and 65.2 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game.
The Redbirds are 5-17 ATS in their last 22 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog. The Ramblers are 12-4-2 ATS in their last 18 Monday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The over is 6-1 in Redbirds last 7 overall. The over is 4-0 in Ramblers last 4 home games. The road team is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Illinois State Redbirds have been fade material the last couple of years, especially in these spots on the road as an underdog. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are off to a wonderful start on the offensive side and just beat Illinois State by 30 points yesterday. Illinois State should have more success after playing this team again, but I still like the Ramblers in a comfortable victory.