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Loyola-Chicago vs St. Bonaventure Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/21/23

St. Bonaventure Bonnies (10-9) vs. Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (6-12)
January 21, 2023 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers +2 / St. Bonaventure Bonnies -2; Over/Under: +132
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The St. Bonaventure Bonnies and Loyola-Chicago Ramblers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Joseph J. Gentile Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies Preview

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are averaging 67.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Daryl Banks III is averaging 16.3 points and 3.1 rebounds, while Kyrell Luc is averaging 13.3 points and 4.6 assists. Chad Venning is the third double-digit scorer and Yann Farell is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game.

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers Preview

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are averaging 67.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Philip Alston is averaging 14.5 points and 1.2 assists, while Braden Norris is averaging 10.8 points and 2.4 rebounds. Marquise Kennedy is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Ben Schwieger is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.6 rebounds per game.

The Bonnies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Ramblers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 15-32-4 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Bonnies last 6 Saturday games. The over is 6-1 in Ramblers last 7 overall.

Randy’s Free Pick

Bettors are pounding the hell out of St. Bonaventure, and I have to agree with them. This isn’t the same Loyola-Chicago Ramblers squad you’re used to seeing, and they’re losing their last 5 games by an average of 19.2 points while allowing 53.2 percent shooting. The Ramblers are going nowhere fast, and they’re fade material until they get their act together. Give me the Bonnies and the small chalk.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: St. Bonaventure Bonnies -2

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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